MakeMyTrip Installs Plastic Crushing Machine in DLF Cyber Hub
MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ: MMYT) has installed the first plastic crushing machine at DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon,as part of its ongoing campaign to beat plastic pollution especially focusing on single-use plastic. The first such machine was placed at Gurgaon’s popular hub and will be fast followed by placements in Andamans, Ladakh and Bangalore next. The maintenance of this machine will be taken care by the DLF team on day to day basis. The team will also take care of the recycled waste.
Deep Kalra, Founder & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip, said; “Today the world is suffering from the menace of plastic pollution. It is not just a problem plaguing the sea, but also affecting us by suffocating our environment and the future of humans and animals alike. I strongly believe that 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. With this pledge to give. Our efforts to partner with World Wide Fund for Nature and join their #GiveUp challenge to raise awareness against single-use plastic, as well as installing plastic crushing machine at DLF Cyber Hub to #beatplasticpollution, reaffirm our commitment to strive towards a greener cleaner, plastic free planet.”
Ms. Pushpa Bector, Head DLF Shopping Malls, added ; “Protecting our shared environment is of fundamental importance to all of us at DLF. World Environment Day is a great opportunity to bring out social awareness and ecological consciousness. Environmental preservation is a part of our corporate social responsibility & we take multiple initiatives towards the same. We encourage everyone to reduce plastic waste and contribute towards the conservation of a better tomorrow by initiating Source Segregation of Waste at DLF Cyber City”
Additionally, MakeMyTrip has also collaborated with WWF in their initiative, GIVE UP TO GIVE BACK CHALLENGE to spread awareness about the scourge of 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. In order to further reduce the carbon footprints, MMT has planted over a half of million trees near Udaipur from the Rs. 5/- contribution that travellers make while booking on the platform.