Packaging and products
Redesigning packaging to reduce waste and making our private-label products in responsible ways.

Packaging and products

Reducing waste in packaging
We use extensive testing, machine learning, materials innovation and partnerships with manufacturers to reduce packaging waste throughout the supply chain.
Amazon’s mission is to optimise the overall customer experience by collaborating with manufacturers worldwide to invent sustainable packaging that delights customers, eliminates waste and ensures that products arrive intact and undamaged.
Circular economy
We are minimising waste, increasing recycling and providing options for our customers to participate in the circular economy.
  • A man holds a recyclable Hill's Pet Food cardboard box that says, "A Better World for Pets and People."
    Recycling
    We are taking responsibility for some of the toughest-to-recycle materials in our operations to reduce our environmental footprint.
  • An Amazon Fulfillment center employee pulls a packing crate onto a conveyor belt full of packing crates.
    Amazon Second Chance
    Amazon Second Chance provides information on how to trade in, recycle or repair Amazon devices and products, how to recycle Amazon packaging, and how to find open-box and refurbished devices.
  • Amazon employees wearing Amazon t-shirts that say "volunteer" carry boxes of donated goods through a crowd of seated kids.
    Donations
    We are continuously working on initiatives to minimise the amount of food and non-food products that go to landfills.
Shipment Zero
Shipment Zero is Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030.
Our focus is achieving net zero carbon shipments via sustainable process improvements, recycled materials, investments in electrification and renewable energy initiatives.
Our materials and commitments
We set a high bar for our products and raw materials.
  • An illustrated structural view of a molecule symbolizing Amazon's chemicals policy.
    Chemicals and restricted substances
  • An illustration of a cotton flower symbolizing Amazon's cotton policy.
    Cotton
  • An illustration of a palm oil plant symbolizing Amazon's palm oil policy.
    Palm oil
  • An illustration of a bunny rabbit symbolizing Amazon's animal welfare policy.
    Animal welfare
Partnerships
Many of the cross-cutting sustainability issues that we prioritise at Amazon are enhanced via partnerships and collaborative initiatives with credible, knowledgeable and innovative industry partners.
  • Logo of Closed Loop Partners, an Amazon Sustainability partner
  • Logo of GC3: Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, an Amazon Sustainability partner
  • Logo of ista, an Amazon Sustainability partner
  • Logo of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, an Amazon Sustainability partner
  • Logo of the Recycling Partnership, an Amazon Sustainability partner
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