PhonePe, India’s leading digital payments platform, today announced that it has banned the use of all single-use plastics across its 40+ offices in India. As a part of a national cleanup exercise conducted during the Diwali season, PhonePe removed all disposable plastic cups, plates and cutlery from all its office cafeterias. It has also replaced all plastic dustbin liners with fully biodegradable paper-based garbage bags. Over the next six months, PhonePe aims to replace any plastic-based marketing collateral with eco-friendlier alternatives which are both 100% reusable and 100% recyclable.
PhonePe’s ban on single-use plastics is inspired by the central government’s vision of making India single-use plastic free by 2022.
Speaking on the initiative Sameer Nigam, Founder and CEO PhonePe, said” Nowadays there are many other cost-affordable and environmentally-friendly materials available. It’s high time we adopted these new materials and shed our addiction to disposable plastics. In the next few months, PhonePe will be introducing a slew of other measures across our offices towards creating an eco-friendly and sustainable workspace for all our employees.”
Bengaluru-headquartered PhonePe is the fastest growing digital payments platform in India with over 150 million registered users. Using PhonePe, users can send and receive money, recharge mobile, DTH, data cards, make utility payments and buy gold. PhonePe is accepted across 70 lakh merchant outlets nationally. PhonePe also launched its own Apps platform in 2018, and today its customers can place orders on Ola, Myntra, IRCTC, Goibibo, redBus, Oyo, and Treebo, etc directly from within the PhonePe Mobile App.