VALUE FROM WASTE

MODERN PACK LANKA MINIMIZES THE NUMBER OF YOGURT CUPS ENDING UP IN LANDFILLS BY TURNING THEM INTO AGRICULTURE TRAYS

Modern Pack Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a packaging company, is recycling plastic yogurt cups into agriculture trays used for growing plant and vegetable seedlings. The trashed yogurt cups are collected from around 600 companies in partnership with INSEE Ecocycle. According to the company, the carbon footprint of over 50 yogurt cups is negated by a single tray, which can hold up to 60 plants.

55

number of yogurt cups used to produce a single agriculture tray

90g

total carbon footprint of 50 yogurt cups

60

number of seedlings in a single tray

140g

weight of a single agriculture tray

4,000-5,000

number of seedlings a single re-used tray can hold over 3 years (seeds need 2-3 weeks to sprout)