Flipkart stops use of single-use plastic packaging from supply chain
Walmart-owned e-commerce major Flipkart has eliminated the use of single-use plastic packaging throughout its supply chain in the country.
Flipkart claims that it had stopped using single-use plastic for packaging in more than 70 centres and using sustainable alternatives such as eco-friendly paper shreds, replacing poly pouches with recycled paper bags, replacing bubble wraps with carton waste shredded material, and two-ply rolls to name a few.
Commenting on the initiative, Hemant Badri, senior vice-president and head of supply chain, at Flipkart in a statement said: “At Flipkart, we place great emphasis on sustainable and responsible business practices. Moving towards 100 percent single-use plastic elimination is one of the significant steps we have taken towards fulfilling our commitment to creating a sustainable ecosystem.
“We achieved this while navigating a tough year impacted by Covid and are proud that our teams kept the priorities in line. We are now focused on enabling our seller ecosystem to adopt sustainable packaging alternatives as well, and to create positive environmental and social impact across the entire supply chain,” Badri added.
Flipkart has been investing heavily in its sustainable initiatives and committed to a 100 percent transition to electric vehicles in its city logistics network by 2030.
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