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Flipkart Outlines Vision To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

- Has already reduced 25% plastic application since 2018 through various reduction initiatives in its packaging value chain - Has filed an application under EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) framework, targeting 30% plastic waste collection this year - Introducing renewable alternatives and recycled plastic to replace plastic use in packaging
Sophia Stephen
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Embracing e-commerce with Flipkart Samarth, India’s traditional artisans welcome a brighter future

India's artisans have long toiled to keep traditional crafts alive. But for decades, they've struggled to make a sustainable living. With Flipkart Samarth and its NGO partners, they now hope for access to a pan-India market, preservation of their art and a permanent flow of income. From Telangana to Kashmir, Tamil Nadu to Madhya Pradesh - read these remarkable stories of courage, hard work and conviction.
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Flipkart launches ‘Samarth’ to empower Indian artisans, weavers and craftsmen

- ‘Flipkart Samarth’ will uplift artisans and Indian handicraft communities with national market access - The country’s artisans, weavers and craftsmen will be supported by Flipkart with a range of benefits to help them establish and grow their business, and enhance their income - Initiative designed to help uplift and empower under-served sections of society, while democratizing e-commerce - Hon’ble MoS Finance & Corporate Affairs Sh. Anurag Singh Thakur supported and launched the Flipkart ‘Samarth’ initiative by gracing the occasion as Chief Guest
Vishnu Sreekumar
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With electric vehicles, Flipkart is making last-mile delivery sustainable in India

What began as a tiny pilot project in Mumbai in 2017 has become a major sustainability program for Flipkart, as it continues to add more eBikes and eVans to its delivery fleet, a trendsetting move that makes it the first e-commerce platform in India to adopt this initiative. In June 2019, Flipkart expanded its fleet of electric vehicles from Bengaluru to Delhi and Hyderabad, with the aim to replace nearly 40% of its existing last-mile fleet of delivery vans with EVs by March 2020.