Answering Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s call to the people to make India plastic-free, Amazon India has said that it aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastics for packaging by June 2020, PTI reports.
“Amazon India is committed to a sustainable supply chain that leverages technology to build solutions that optimise the use of packaging material, reduce waste and create eco-friendly packaging,” Akhil Saxena, Amazon India Vice President, Customer Fulfilment said.
He added that Amazon India is working to develop alternatives to plastic packaging like bubble bags, tapes, stretch wraps among others. Amazon will soon introduce paper alternatives to air pillows and bubble wraps across its fulfilment centres, he said.
PM Modi had exhorted people and companies to end the plastic menace by adopting eco-friendly alternatives as the nation gears up to observe Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019.
“We will also help educate our sellers who directly fulfil customer orders to join us in this directional change in packaging,” Saxena said, commenting on the drive by Amazon India.
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