Tell Amazon to fix their Serious Plastic Problem

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The online-retail giant must invest in plastic reduction and reusable packaging solutions.

Only in the third quarter of 2020, the online-retail giant tripled its profit and saw its earnings increase by 37%. The company ships billions and billions of packages every year— at the expense of the environment.

According to a recent report by Oceana, Amazon produced an estimated 211 million kg. of plastic packaging waste in 2019, contributing to a plastic crisis that is already out of control.

The corporation is greenwashing its way out of its environmental responsibilities by investing millions of dollars in recycling initiatives — when most recycling facilities in North America do not accept the types of plastics it uses.

It’s time Amazon kicked their plastic addiction and truly tackled plastic pollution. Tell them to invest in plastic reduction and reusable packaging solutions.

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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