Does Amazon really care about the environment?

Wasteful packaging practices suggest not…

A teacher from Sussex who ordered 44 copies of a book for her class from Amazon got a shock when they turned up

each book was posted individually, covered in non-recyclable plastic

Instead of shipping them together in one box

Read Amazon’s response:

“The packaging methods we use have typically proven over time to protect books efficiently. I understand we have Amazon shipments net zero carbon and in this [sic] it was not followed properly.”

“Most orders are dispatched in corrugated containers which are produced from 100% recovered fibre content.”

The company set a target earlier this year to achieve 50% of all Amazon shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. They say:

That clearly wasn’t the case with the books sent to our teacher, which were swathed in needless plastic…