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Amway India to eliminate single-use plastic in all its office

Chandigarh, Oct 4 (UNI) Amway India, the country's largest FMCG direct selling company, has pledged to eliminate single-use plastic in all its office locations, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to phase out single-use plastics from the country, by 2022.
Commenting on the efforts, Anshu Budhiraja, Chief Executive Officer of the company said in a statement here that as a responsible business, Amway's efforts are in line with the Prime Minister's campaign to save the environment from the perils of single use plastic.

"Amway has always been an environmentally-conscious and responsible company. Our efforts in eliminating single-use plastic across all offices in India is an important step in our commitment to support the government's fight against the environmental perils of single-use plastic.
''I believe the effective solution to eliminate single-use plastic from our lives is by making this a personal call to action, and that is why every employee of the company is helping us drive this change, to become a 100 per cent eco-friendly workplace by the end of this year,'' he asserted.
He said the company has formed a cross-functional team to implement various initiatives, in less than 40 days.
With its intrapreneurial culture, the company is innovatively engaging its employees to generate 50 different concepts, to eliminate single use plastic from the work life, many of which have already been executed, he added.
Explaining about the steps, Mr Budhiraja said plastic water bottles have been replaced with glass bottles in all meeting rooms and each employee has been provided copper bottles for daily use in office, leading to elimination of over 75,000 water bottles per annum

He said Plastic folders, agenda print outs and plastic stationeries have been discontinued, while plastic cutlery has been replaced with steel/biodegradable cutlery and with these similar initiatives, the company's offices in India have become single use plastic-free and eco-friendly workplaces.
The company will continue to 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,' for a better tomorrow, he added.

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