Amazon to phase out single-use plastic in India

First India, then the United States, right? When a package from Amazon arrives at your doorstep, it’s hard not to be a little shocked by the amount of packaging involved in getting those extra-strength Odor-Eaters and Doritos Jacked to your front door. While not having to face the store clerk with your purchases is important, as the world becomes increasingly aware of the plastic waste filling up our oceans, soil, mountains, rivers, and the very air we breathe, it’s hard to justify the carbon footprint of an Amazon shipment.Read Full Story

Amazon to phase out single-use plastic in India

Amazon said Wednesday it will ditch single-use plastic packaging in India by next year, joining Walmart-backed rival Flipkart in a major push by e-commerce giants in the South Asian nation.

Wed 4 Sep 19 from Phys.org

India to ban single-use plastics

Fri 6 Sep 19 from CandEN

Amazon India to weed out single-use plastic packaging by June 2020

Amazon.com Inc's India unit said on Wednesday it would replace all single use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions, the latest major company to join the country's fight ...

Tue 3 Sep 19 from Reuters Technology

The biggest player in India's huge online shopping business will stop using throwaway plastic packaging

India's biggest online retailer is giving itself less than two years to stop using single-use plastic when shipping its products.

Thu 29 Aug 19 from CNN

Amazon and Walmart pledge to curb single-use plastic packaging, but only in India

First India, then the United States, right? When a package from Amazon arrives at your doorstep, it’s hard not to be a little shocked by the amount of packaging involved in getting those ...

Wed 4 Sep 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Amazon India aims to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by June 2020

The move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to shun single-use plastic to protect the environment.

Wed 4 Sep 19 from The Hindu

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