SO LONG PLASTIC AIR PILLOWS: AMAZON SHIFTING TO RECYCLED PAPER FILLING FOR PACKAGES IN NORTH AMERICA
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Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it’s more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.
SO LONG PLASTIC AIR PILLOWS: AMAZON SHIFTING TO RECYCLED PAPER FILLING FOR PACKAGES IN NORTH AMERICA

The company said Thursday that it’s already replaced 95% of the plastic air pillows with paper filler in North America and is working toward complete removal by year’s end.

“We want to ensure that customers receive their items undamaged, while using as little packaging as possible to avoid waste, and prioritizing recyclable materials,” Amazon said.

It is the company’s largest plastic packaging reduction effort in North America to date and will remove almost 15 billion plastic air pillows from use annually.

Almost all customer deliveries for Prime Day this year, which happens next month, will contain plastic no air pillows, according to Amazon.

The e-commerce giant has faced years of criticism about its use of plastic from environmental groups, including a nonprofit called Oceana, which has been releasing its own reports on Amazon’s use of plastic packaging.

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