Toyota Kirloskar Motor prepares to eliminate the use of plastic manufacturing

BENGALURU Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced a new initiative with the objective of minimizing carbon dioxide emissions along with a positive impact on the environment. 'Toyota Environment Challenge 2050' will establish a society and systems based on recycling that encourage production activities that do not generate waste, the company said in a statement.

By aligning its activities with the challenge, TKM stated that it has established a solid waste management system in its operational facilities in Bidadi in Karnataka . With the efforts, TKM is ensuring zero waste directly to dump and so far it achieved a recyclability of 96% for the waste generated by manufacturing operations, he added.

Commenting on the initiatives, Masakazu Yoshimura, managing director of TKM, said: In line with our global 'Toyota Environment Challenge 2050' and aligned with the honorable national campaign of the Prime Minister to limit the consumption of single-use plastic, we have implemented proactively several initiatives that encourage our stakeholders to reduce, recycle and reuse, as a step towards a better tomorrow.

Agregó que la conciencia medioambiental está grabada in el ecosistema de Toyota, desde nuestra cadena de suministro hasta nuestra gerencia y empleados hasta los beneficiarios in el terreno, asegurando un impacto sostenible.

As part of the project, TKM also conducted an extensive study to find alternative options for waste minimization to use biodegradable (non-hazardous) wastes in an ecological way.

La compañía ha implementado la eliminación del plástico in la operación de piezas de servicio y la realización de estudios para introducir material alternativo como bolsas de papel y algodón para el embalaje.

La implementación general de la campaña para prohibir el uso de plástico y la introducción de material de embalaje alternativo entre los proveedores comenzará in enero de 2020, mencionó TKM.

Reports on waste management by the World Bank suggested that by 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tons of waste annually, increasing dramatically from today's 2.01 billion tons. While the East Asia and Pacific region is likely to generate about a quarter (almost 23%) of all waste and South Asia more than double its waste stream.