(ANSA) – ROME – New Amazon step to reduce single-use plastics: the e-commerce giant has decided to replace plastic air cushions from parcel packaging with 100% recycled and recyclable wrapping paper known as a “floor”, designed to prevent movement inside the boxes and keep items safe.
It is the most recent action taken by Amazon after the transition from single-use plastic bags to paper and cardboard bags for all deliveries made in the Amazon logistics chain in Italy, announced in Italy in December 2021. , the group founded by Jeff Bezos specifies that the novelty will concern customers in Italy whose orders are shipped from the Amazon logistics chain, which includes items sold directly by Amazon and by third-party sellers who ship their products using FBA ( Fulfillment by Amazon-Fba).
Since 2015, Amazon has reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 36% per shipment and has eliminated over one million tons of packaging material – the equivalent of two billion shipping boxes. Amazon is co-founder and first signatory of the Climate Pledge, a commitment to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2040. As part of this commitment, Amazon aims to power 100% of its businesses with renewable energy by 2025 and has purchased more than 100,000 electric delivery vehicles, thousands of which are already delivering to customers across Europe.