In line with its dedication to sustainability in packaging, Amazon India is competitively developing plastic free alternatives for packaging mailers, bubble bags, stretch wrap, and tape used in the packaging.
Amazon had announced that it is committed to eliminate single-use plastics from its fulfilment centres by June 2020.
It said it has eliminated all plastic dunnage and has replaced it with paper cushions instead.
Since the introduction of paper cushion in its packaging in September 2019, the company has continued to aggressively expedite the implementation of plastic-free packaging alternatives.
Amazon India has said its packaging material in the form of corrugate boxes and paper cushions contains as high as 100 percent recyclable packaging solution.
Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfillment, Amazon India, said, “The complete elimination of plastic dunnage is a significant milestone for us in our journey towards removal of single-use plastic from our fulfilment centres by June 2020. We will continue to invest in innovative and sustainable packaging solutions to minimise our dependency on plastic while continuing to protect customer orders. Sustainability is integral for us because it ensures a triple win – it is good for our planet, good for our customers and community, and good for the business.”
Amazon India had extended Packaging-Free Shipments (PFS) to 14 cities.
This was initiated to lower waste generated from secondary packaging of customer orders.
With the development of paper cushion and PFS, Amazon now aims to minimise plastic generated throughout its supply chain and make sure secure deliveries of its customer orders.
Amazon India is also engaging with sellers to educate them and provide resources from its network to encourage the use of paper cushions and other plastic free alternatives.