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Flipkart to deliver in paper-based packaging instead of poly bags

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 9, 2020

Companies world over are looking at reducing their carbon footprint and decreasing the use of single use plastic. Flipkart had earlier announced it would eliminate single use plastic in packaging. The idea was to move towards using 100% recycled plastic in its supply chain by...

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Electric three-wheeler cargo is a big potential market in India

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

Auto component maker Omega Seiki believes it is easier to target the B2B fleet segment in cargo three-wheelers with e-commerce and last-mile delivery because entry barriers are comparatively lesser. At the Auto Expo 2020, the company made a foray in the vehicle manufacturing...

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BattRE launches internet-connected e-scooter IOT, priced at Rs 79,999

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2020

BattRE Electric Mobility has announced the launch of IOT e-scooter, priced at Rs 79,999 (ex-showroom). It will be available on, informed the company and it is claimed to be the second internet-connected scooter of India. BattRE will provide 1-year subscription to...

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Hyderabad startup fuelling India’s e-commerce EV plans

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2020

City based electric vehicle manufacturer, Gayam Motor Works (GMW), will be expanding its association with Amazon by providing majority of three-wheeler EVs for the latter’s last mile delivery. The startup is also looking at further expanding its ties with e-commerce and...

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EV makers target delivery, logistics firms to widen market

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

Electric vehicle makers are seeing traction in selling to ecommerce players, last-mile delivery providers and third-party logistics companies in a step to widen market access for green energy products, before they could make a dent in the passenger segment in the country....

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From sustainable packaging to deliveries through EV, how Amazon India is mitigating climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Meticulous packaging to ensure a safe delivery with no damage to the product is one of the primary goals of an e-commerce company. To achieve this, huge amounts of plastic in the form of tapes and bubble wraps have been used for hardcore packaging. However, since plastic is...

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Commerce ministry asks e-commerce firms to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

The commerce and industry ministry has advised e-commerce companies to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging of products being sold through their platforms, in line with the government's commitment to reduce use of such material, an official said. The companies have...

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94 percent of people willing to be part e-commerce packaging reuse, says survey

By : sustainabilityo..., May 31, 2016

With e-commerce rapidly growing in India, a survey has said that 94 per cent people want to be part of any initiative for re-cycling of packaging material and contribute to the cleanliness...

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