Did you know that Amazon doesn’t only help its customers by providing all the products they need in just a click? Amazon also helps the planet through its innovations one step at a time.
Amazon now ships their packages using corrugated containers. These containers are known to have at least 43% of recovered fiber. Meaning, these containers could be surely used again for other paper products. This also goes for larger products being shipped such as kitchen appliances, televisions, and household items. And did you know that those air-filled pillows that protect your shipment are also recyclable, not to mention non-toxic? If by chance a customer won’t be using the cushions anymore, all he or she has to do is to deflate it so they won’t take up much space when you throw them away.
Aside from using eco-friendly materials, Amazon has also started to make sure that the boxes they use for packaging would just be slightly larger than the product itself to ensure more efficient waste disposal and of course, to save more materials. Having the right-sized boxes not only reduced waste but also the number of packages they had to ship. In the long run, this means a reduction in transportation costs to which are known emitters of harmful gases.
Amazon also revolutionized the online shopping with the use of digital gift cards for Amazon.com. Amazon was able to reduce plastic and paper usage by 45% by issuing the digital gift cards. read more