Flipkart-owned PhonePe has banned single use plastic from all of its offices. It has over 40 offices across the country.
The company plans to move to alternatives to plastic which are 100% reusable and 100% recyclable.
“Nowadays there are many other cost-affordable and environmentally-friendly materials available. It’s high time we adopted these new materials and shed our addiction to disposable plastics,” said Sameer Nigam, Founder and CEO PhonePe.
In the next few months, PhonePe will introduce a slew of measures across offices to create an eco-friendly and sustainable workspace.
PhonePe was acquired by Flipkart in 2016 and the e-commerce giant too has been waging a war against plastic. Recently, Flipkart announced a new initiative to collect plastic packaging from the customers’ doorstep.
Flipkart had earlier said that it reduced single use plastics by 25% until August 2019, with multiple initiatives across its packaging value chain. It has a long term plan to use 100% recycled plastics in its own supply chain by March 2021. It’s also planning to use recycled paper bags for packaging.
Meanwhile, Zomato and Swiggy too are working on reducing plastic use by switching to biodegradable alternatives.