Flipkart also announced its commitment to eliminate the use of plastics in packaging and that by March 2021, they will move towards consumption of 100% recycled plastic in their own supply chain.
In a move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end the use of single-use plastics, Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart announced Thursday that it reduced its single-use plastic sales by 25% on August 1. , thanks to various initiatives related to the value of its packaging chain.
In a press release, the company also announced its commitment to eliminate the use of plastics in packaging and that as of March 2021, it will move towards consumption of 100% recycled plastic in its own production chain supply.
The e-commerce market plans to introduce ecological paper clippings by replacing polyethylene bags with recycled paper bags. It will also submit an application under the extended responsibility of the producer to aim this year to collect 30% of the plastic waste.
Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO of the Flipkart Group, said: “The creation of alternatives for single-use plastic packaging is one of the important steps we have taken to fulfill our commitment in creating a sustainable ecosystem. Our long-term vision is to eliminate the use of plastic and optimize the use of recycled and renewable materials. ”
In his speech on Independence Day, the prime minister urged citizens and government agencies to “take the first big step” towards the release of single-use plastics in India.
On October 2, the government will launch a campaign to ban up to six plastic items across the country. These items include plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws and some types of bags that will comply with government policy.