Amazon’s plastic waste surges by a third during pandemic

Amazon waste
Amazon’s plastic waste surges by a third during pandemic
// Amazon’s plastic packaging increased by almost a third, to 270,000 tonnes, during the pandemic last year, according to a new report from marine conservation group Oceana.
// The research reveals that an estimated 10,700 tonnes of plastic from the ecommerce giant, including plastic-lined paper envelopes, bubble wrap and air pillows, the equivalent of a delivery van’s worth every 67 minutes, will end up in the sea.

Despite Amazon’s recycling pledges and its Second Chance recycling website, the conservation group concluded that these efforts “will not significantly reduce its enormous (and growing) plastic footprint.”

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