Dabur Red Paste says No to Paper Cartons; Supports Eco-Friendly Packaging

Kolkata  : Taking a leap forward on the path to Environment Sustainability, India’s leading Science-based Ayurveda major Dabur India Ltd is now moving towards removing outer paper cartons from its flagship Ayurvedic toothpaste brand Dabur Red Paste. Dabur India Ltd announced the launch of its pilot initiative to remove paper cartons from Dabur Red Paste. The innovative carton-free eco-friendly packaging is being rolled out in key Modern Trade outlets in a joint initiative with Reliance Retail.

The paper saved by removing the outer cartons would be repurposed to create notebooks for underserved children supported by Child Rights and You (CRY). “As part of this initiative, Dabur Red Paste has also launched a unique campaign, ‘Give up the Carton, Give me a Future’ in association with CRY, under which the paper saved from removing the outer cartons will be used to make notebooks that would distributed among over 120,000 underserved children. We expect that these initiatives will help us to repurpose approx. 150 tons of paper and eliminating waste from our environment,” Dabur India Ltd Marketing Head-Oral Care Mr. Harkawal Singh said.

In addition, the company is also rolling out an outer paper carton-free low unit price (LUP) pack, specially created for rural markets. “In a first of its kind step by any Toothpaste brand in the market, we are pleased to announce the launch of our carton-free packs for Dabur Red Paste with a new eco-friendly design. This is a pilot initiative being rolled out in Modern Trade outlets, to begin with. Together, this move is expected to result in an annual saving of 150 tons of paper,” Dabur India Ltd Vice President Marketing-Personal Care Mr. Rajeev John said.

“We are excited about working with Dabur on this smart way to reduce paper usage in packaging. Supermarket & SuperApp shoppers are aware citizens and are open to embrace such green efforts. They’ll welcome this right away. Here’s looking forward to our small step today becoming an industry-wide practice, soon.” said CEO Grocery, Reliance Retail, Damodar Mall.

“CRY has always believed that access to quality education is every child’s right. It is an essential building block of a child’s future.CRY is committed to ensure free and quality education for the children of its project areas. Thus, for us every support in fulfilling our commitment counts. The initiative taken by Dabur is commendable and visionary. The campaign is truly dedicated to our future generation as it will go a long way in ensuring both education and environmental sustainability”, said Regional Director, Child Rights and You (CRY), Soha Moitra.

Dabur has been driving several environment sustainability initiatives to preserve our planet for future generations. These include promoting biodiversity, collecting, processing and recycling post-consumer plastic waste, besides reducing use of paper in product packaging. This initiative is a step forward in this direction. By simply shifting to carton-free toothpaste packs, a family of four can ensure that the carton they would have otherwise discarded, will meet some part of the education material need of underserved children every year. As part of this campaign, Dabur will be donating more than 1.2 lakh notebooks.

About Dabur Red Paste: Dabur Red Paste is the flagship Ayurvedic toothpaste from the House of Dabur. For generations, Dabur Red Paste has been the trusted name when it comes to Oral hygiene. A unique blend of traditional Indian knowledge and modern pharmaceutical technology, Dabur Red Paste is packed with the power of 13 active Ayurvedic ingredients like Laung Pudina & Tomar among others that keep all your dental problems away. Its effective formulation is useful for maintaining oral hygiene and keeping the gums and teeth healthy.

About Dabur India Ltd: Dabur India Ltd is one of India’s leading FMCG Companies. Building on a legacy of quality and experience for 137 years, Dabur is today India’s most trusted name and the world’s largest Ayurvedic and Natural Health Care Company. Dabur India’s FMCG portfolio includes nine Power Brands – Dabur Chyawanprash, Dabur Honey, Dabur Honitus, Dabur Pudin Hara and Dabur Lal Tail in the Healthcare space; Dabur Amla, Dabur Red Paste and Vatika in the Personal care space; and Réal in the Foods category.