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MMT joins WWF-India’s #GiveUp initiative to help #BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 09:40 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Mumbai

With India being the global host of the 2018 World Environment Day on 5 June 2018 and ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ being the theme for World Environment Day 2018, supporting the campaign, MakeMyTrip has joined WWF-India’s #GiveUp initiative by pledging to make its offices Zero Single-use plastic. 

Speaking about the indiscriminate spread of discarded plastic, Ravi Singh, Secretary-General and CEO, WWF-India, said, "Globally, plastic pollution, caused by the production and use of single-use plastics, is deteriorating the environment. As we continue to develop practices which reduce our impact on the planet, our pledge to minimise single use plastics and ultimately phase out its usage across all our offices  is an effort to build a sustainable planet for future generations. We are extremely happy that MakeMyTrip has taken on the #GiveUp initiative and hope that more companies will come forward to take up this challenge and work towards a greener planet."

Deep Kalra, Founder & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip, said, “It pains me personally to see how Plastic pollution is suffocating our environment and is wrecking the future of humans and animals alike. Every step taken to reduce plastic consumption especially single-use plastic will go a long way in helping course correct and bring us back from the brink. We are happy to partner with World Wide Fund for Nature and join their #GiveUp challenge to raise awareness against single-use plastic.”
 
MakeMyTrip has given up single-use plastic in the office premises and distributed over 10,000 durable jute bags to all the employees and other NRC companies. MMT is also installing plastic crushing machines in locations such as Andamans, Ladakh, Gurgaon and Bangalore. In order to further reduce the carbon footprints, MMT has planted over a half of million trees near Udaipur from the INR 5/- contribution that travellers make while booking on the platform. 

Joining the cause, MakeMyTrip has collaborated with WWF in their initiative, GIVE UP TO GIVE BACK CHALLENGE to spread awareness about the scourge of single-use plastic. As part of the entire initiative, Kalra posted a video supporting the cause and extending the chain further by tagging his peers from India Inc. and requesting them to support the #QuitPlasticMovement. 

 
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