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Ministry of Commerce advises Ecommerce companies to decrease single-use plastics

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In an attempt to reduce the use of single-use plastics in the country, the Commerce Ministry of India has directed “the Ecommerce companies to gradually reduce the use of single-use plastics for product packaging, which was being sold on their platforms.”

The officials who were familiar with this development told that “The Ministry has advised the Ecommerce companies to discard the single-use plastics in packing, which accounts for more than 40 percent of non-fiber plastics.”

“The companies have also been advised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to develop sustainable packaging material,” the official added.

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