Beyond plastic

Tell Amazon: Stop destroying unused or returned products

Landfill of trash
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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy:

We’re in the middle of a waste crisis — with toxic electronic waste accounting for the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

Right now, Amazon is adding fuel to that fire: A recent investigation revealed that your company destroys millions of unsold or returned products every year. One former employee has said the "target" for a given warehouse could be well over 100,000 destroyed items every week.

For the sake of our water, our soil, our wildlife and our health, this has to stop. Amazon must do its part to mitigate our waste crisis by reusing or redistributing its unsold stock, rather than destroying it.