Reportedly Amazon india has said that it will eliminate single-use plastic from its packaging by June 2020. Meanwhile the company, which packages ‘sealed air’ pillows or bubble wrap inside a lot of their packaging, has said that they will be introducing ‘paper cushions to fill up the space inside boxes. Furthermore in a post, the company said that less than 7% of the packaging in its fulfillment centres is single-use plastic in nature and that all such material would be collected this month.
Further it has also said that it’s packaging material such as corrugated boxes and paper cushions contain as high as 100% recycled content and is also fully recyclable. The company said in a post “Amazon india is aggressively developing plastic-free alternatives for packaging mailers, bubble bags, stretch wrap and tape used in the packaging which will help the company eliminate all forms of plastic used in its packaging”. Single-use plastic is disposable plastics, which are used once and discarded.
It added that 60% of Amazon pantry deliveries are now in tote bags, and the company has increased the times a customer receives multiple items in the same box. Moreover this comes just days after Amazon’s primary rival in india, Flipkart, announced that it will move towards a 100% recycled plastic consumption in its own supply chain by March 2021. Perhaps in a statement, the company said that as of August 1, 2019, it reduced the usage of single use plastic by 25%.