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As the world's largest online retailer, the packaging materials Amazon.com uses to ship their products have a huge impact on the environment. While the company has taken some admirable steps to reduce packaging waste (such as avoiding the use of styrofoam packing peanuts), the bubble wrap mailers they ship many of their products in cannot be recycled. 

This means that millions of bubble wrap mailers are ending up in the landfill each year just from Amazon's items alone. As a leader in online retail, Amazon.com has the power to make a difference by switching over to recyclable padded mailers.  These are cushioned with post-consumer newsprint, contain no plastic, and can be easily recycled in all municipalities or composted. 

Not only would this reduce the amount of packaging being landfilled, it would also set an example for other online retailers.

Letter to
Head of Public Relations, Amazon.com Ty Rogers
CEO, Amazon.com Jeff Bezos
I'm writing today as a customer of Amazon.com. As the world's largest online retailer, the packing materials Amazon.com uses have a huge impact on the environment, and while your company has taken some admirable steps to reduce packaging waste (such as avoiding the use of clamshell packaging and styrofoam packing peanuts), the bubble wrap mailers used to ship many of your products cannot be recycled.

This means that millions of bubble wrap mailers are ending up in the landfill each year just from Amazon's items alone. As a leader in online retail, your company has the power to make a difference by switching over to recyclable padded mailers. These are cushioned with post-consumer newsprint, contain no plastic and can be easily recycled in all municipalities or composted. Not only would this reduce the amount of packaging being landfilled, it would also set an example for other online retailers. Please continue to build on the positive environmental changes you have made and switch to recyclable mailers.

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