Flipkart is going plastic-free for the delivery of millions of packages along with deploying over 2,000 electric vehicles in our delivery fleet prior to the festive season and The Big Billion Days.
With the festive shopping season just round the corner, millions of Indians are turning to e-commerce to get their favorite products delivered. Flipkart is going plastic-free for the delivery of millions of packages along with deploying over 2,000 electric vehicles in our delivery fleet prior to the festive season and The Big Billion Days.
After successfully eliminating single-use plastic in our own supply chain in July this year, more than 75% of Flipkart’s seller-fulfilled shipments are now being processed in sustainable packaging, marking a 20x increase over July 2020 and covering more than 70 facilities across India.
Sustainable packaging alternatives
The increase in adoption rate is a significant outcome of the efforts of teams working with Flipkart’s seller-partners, a transition path to gradually adopt sustainable packaging alternatives. We have co-created these sustainable packaging alternatives with seller-partners to customize designs catering to durability, size constraints, and cost efficiency for different product categories.
Delivery by electric vehicles
These 2000 electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers have been deployed across 90 cities in India and will help deliver smiles this festive season sustainably. Earlier this year, Flipkart had committed to deploy 25,000 EVs in our supply chain by 2030 towards our transition to 100% fleet electrification as part of its collaboration with The Climate Group’s EV100 campaign.
It’s more festive when you shop responsibly!
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