Amazon to Reuse Boxes

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Our cities are being buried in Amazon shipping boxes!

We ask that Amazon offer a pilot Amazon Pickup Program in Marin County, CA, in which delivery trucks pickup Amazon boxes and plastic mailers on subsequent deliveries and return them to Amazon warehouses for reuse.

Reuse of boxes eliminates the need for remanufacturing.  It eliminates handling, trucking, and sorting. It conserves natural resources (timber, water) and causes no pollution. Ebay sellers and independent mail services have been reusing Amazon boxes for years.

Today, only 25% of all cardboard is recycled in the U.S.*; 75% goes to the landfill. One hundred million Amazon Prime Members place an estimated 5.2 billion orders a year in the U.S.  Based on these numbers, more than 3.5 billion Amazon boxes go to the landfill annually.  

We need to safeguard the beauty of Marin County.

*USA Today, 6/8/18


This petition has been endorsed by:  The Town of San Anselmo, The City of Mill Valley, The City of San Rafael, The Town of Fairfax, The City of Belvedere, The City of Larkspur, Muir Beach Community, Mill Valley Refuse (Hauler for Southern Marin), Redwood High School Environmental Action Club (Larkspur), Seniors for Peace (Mill Valley), 350Marin, Resilient Neighborhoods, San Domenico School Green Team (San Rafael), Encore Consignment (San Rafael), and Tiburon Mail Service (reuses Amazon boxes).