Walmart-owned Flipkart in India sees 50% reduction in plastic packaging across its supply chain

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Walmart-owned Flipkart in India sees 50% reduction in plastic packaging across its supply chain

May 20, 2020 - 17:37
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NEW DELHI, May 20, 2020 (Local News) -Walmart-owned Flipkart on Monday said it has been able to reduce plastic packaging in its supply chain by 50 per cent. Flipkart has now started phasing out plastic packaging from its own supply chain in Maharashtra through usage of paper-based packaging starting May 1, it said in a statement.

"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 by about 50 per cent," it added. The company has been driving several initiatives towards sustainable growth, including introduction of eco-friendly paper shreds, replacing poly pouches with recycled paper bags, replacing bubble wraps and airbags with carton waste shredded material and two-ply roll.

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