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Plastic Recycling August 22, 2019 07:30:05 AM

UK Criticizes Amazon for Non-Recyclable Plastic Packaging

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A report in The Guardian points to Amazon’s Second Chance website, which states Prime-branded envelopes are not widely recycled across the U.K.

UK Criticizes Amazon for Non-Recyclable Plastic Packaging

SEATTLE (Waste 360): A number of environmental advocates and consumers in the U.K. are criticizing e-commerce and retail giant Amazon after the company began using plastic packaging for its Prime brand that cannot be recycled.   

A report in The Guardian points to Amazon’s Second Chance website, which states Prime-branded envelopes are not widely recycled across the U.K.

Back in February, Amazon reduced the amount of shipments it packs in cardboard boxes and instead opted for lighter-weight plastic mailers to fit more packages in delivery trucks and planes. That move, according to waste management experts, has had a negative effect on machinery at materials recovery facilities.

Courtesy: https://www.waste360.com  

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