waste management

11 petitions

Started 2 years ago

Petition to Pmo,

Waste-free, practical, MINDFUL, eco-friendly packaging from Amazon India

When I received an amazon box the size of a big coffee table, I was taken aback since I hadn't ordered any product that warranted that size of packaging. When I started 'excavating' through the bundles of air pillow plastic insulation, after much searching I found that it carried a foot long car duster that was hiding pitifully in a corner of that huge box. Only about two weeks later, at my office we received another box from Amazon big enough to carry two 32" TVs. Turns out it carried about 24 pieces of 6inch wooden artefacts - non-fragile, bubble wrapped products hiding at the bottom of that box, underneath layers of brown paper insulation.  In today's critical times, when we are struggling to tackle multiple environmental, waste management and health issues, this kind of blatant lack of logic and practicality is SIMPLY NOT DONE.  Such kind of arrogance from the end of these big companies prevail because they have a strong user-base - I myself am one of them. HOWEVER, I want to hold them accountable for their senseless logistic management. In short, I want to keep shopping on Amazon AND have them comply to more eco-friendly and mindful packaging standards with MINIMAL solid waste and a take-back policy on packaging.  If you’re as concerned as I am by the environmental cost of Amazon's over-sized and wasteful packaging, please take a moment to sign this petition. We will tell Amazon that it’s time to eliminate excessive packaging once and for all.

Suchitra Naidu
87 supporters
Started 3 years ago

Petition to Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Request all companies selling products online to minimise plastics/cellotapes in packaging

Few days back, I had ordered 4-5 home products from Amazon. The size of the cartoon was too large for the products, packed with too much cellotapes and filled up with near-about 20 air sealed packets which was not needed at all. Moreover I had no idea how to dispose off those air-sealed packets. Henceforth, I decided not to order anything from online websites until and unless it was very essential. But everyday lakhs of people order products from these websites. Can you imagine the amount of wastes these packaging materials cause? If we want to bring some positive change, first of all we need to be a part of it ourselves. So all companies who sell their products through online mode need to minimise the use of plastic, cellotapes, air-sealed packets and all sorts of unnecessary things in their packaging. They must use eco-friendly packaging materials and train their respective employees properly regarding this. They must also provide options on their website to their customers to return the packaging materials for recycling purpose. Most of the people don't know how to dispose off the packaging materials and they are thrown away only to end up in the environment leading to pollution. So its a request to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF), Dr Harsh Vardhan to take the necessary steps for this. Please enforce some stringent laws for these companies and take steps to create awareness among people.

Shalini Baid
314 supporters