All bins, luggage and envelopes utilized by Amazon for deliveries in Europe are actually recyclable. The corporate additionally states that an growing variety of merchandise are being despatched to prospects with none extra packaging.
Amazon proudly publicizes the milestone of one hundred pc recyclable packaging, stating: “We’re thrilled for our prospects to obtain packages in versatile paper luggage, cardboard envelopes, and corrugated cardboard bins, that are simply recyclable in family recycling throughout Europe.”
This is applicable to each the orders on Amazon websites in Europe the place the corporate is the promoting social gathering itself, and to purchases from third-party sellers for which Amazon handles order processing (Fulfilment by Amazon or FBA).
Amazon additionally mentions that the variety of merchandise shipped with none extra packaging has grown by greater than 50 p.c in Europe, because of agreements with suppliers. The packaging is strong sufficient to make the journey to the shopper, with Amazon including solely an tackle label after the order is positioned.
Within the Netherlands, Amazon lately launched a program to advertise transport with out an outer field, known as ‘Ships in Product Packaging’. All merchandise have handed drop assessments to make sure they arrive safely on the buyer of their unique product packaging. The shopper is knowledgeable through the ordering course of that the merchandise might be delivered with out extra packaging, however they will request it if wanted, for instance, if it’s a present.
Increasingly orders are being despatched with none extra packaging
The initiatives contribute to decreasing plastic utilization, emphasizes Amazon in its press launch: “We estimate to have prevented utilizing a couple of billion single-use plastic supply luggage from our European distribution community since 2019.”
Pat Lindner, VP of Mechatronics and Sustainable Packaging at Amazon, says: “That is a part of our long-term work to be a frontrunner in sustainability. We’ll proceed to put money into revolutionary expertise, machine studying, and extra sustainable supplies to make sure packaging – whether or not utilized by us or different corporations – is sweet for our prospects, communities, and the planet.”
Amazon works to be a frontrunner in sustainability
Amazon is piloting revolutionary packaging options throughout Europe, together with padded envelopes made solely with paper, reusable supply luggage, and incentives for promoting companions to scale back their packaging.