Walmart-owned Flipkart, an ecommerce firm based in India, has eliminated the use of single-use plastic packaging throughout its supply chain – 70 total facilities – in the country.
The move comes at a time when single-use plastic bans are on the rise around the world.
To achieve the goal, the company has introduced sustainable alternatives such as eco-friendly paper shreds, replacing poly pouches with recycled paper bags, and replacing bubble wraps with carton waste shredded material, to name a few examples. The company has also ensured full compliance with all extended producer responsibility regulations.
Additionally, Flipkart is working with its seller partners and educating them to move towards alternative materials. Flipkart claims to have already achieved a 27% reduction in the use of single-use plastic packaging in its seller fulfillments.
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