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Flipkart Comes With Sustainable Packaging To Curb Plastic Waste

The company has been able to reduce plastic packaging in its supply chain and has cut down the usage of plastic packaging in its own supply chain to ~50%

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Flipkart has introduced sustainable packaging materials in its supply chain. As part of its efforts to move towards zero waste, the company has been able to reduce plastic packaging in its supply chain and has cut down the usage of plastic packaging in its own supply chain to ~50%. Flipkart has now started phasing out plastic packaging from its own supply chain in Maharashtra through the usage of Paper-based packaging starting May 1st, 2020.  

The company has been driving several initiatives as it pursues sustainable growth, which includes the introduction of eco-friendly paper shreds, replacing poly pouches with recycled paper bags, replacing bubble wraps and airbags with carton waste shredded material and 2 Ply roll to name a few. 

The sustainable packaging for Flipkart’s supply chain assets in the state of Maharashtra includes replacing plastic security bags with security envelopes made of paper. In addition, all fillers and wrapping films have been replaced with cushioning materials made from recycled paper. 

Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart Group, said, “Flipkart is strongly committed to environmental sustainability and is working actively with various partners on long-term sustainability initiatives, helping drive ecosystem awareness. We are pleased with the progress made in our own supply chain to introduce and explore different packaging concepts to have an impact now and in the future.”


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