Amazon.com: Switch to more sustainable packaging
  • Petitioned Ty Rogers

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Head of Public Relations, Amazon.com
Ty Rogers
CEO, Amazon.com
Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com: Switch to more sustainable packaging

    1. Holly Bowling
    2. Petition by

      Holly Bowling

      San Francisco, CA

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.

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    • Jan Wilson SHORELINE, WA
      • 5 months ago

      We need to do everything we can to protect the earth, our one and only home.

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    • Adina Tarpley VANCOUVER, WA
      • 5 months ago

      We are destroying our world with plastics among other things. Please we must all be responsible including Amazon.

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    • Karen Nadow HOLLAND, VT
      • 5 months ago

      We must go GREEN as much as possible if we are to leave anything for future generations!

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    • Andrea Kraus W. HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • 5 months ago

      We are drowning in trash. Most landfills are full. Why add to that?

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    • hristine Nickel WICHITA, KS
      • 5 months ago

      Some counties in the world require that the manufacturer, not the consumer, be responsible for reusing/recycling the product packaging.

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