Amazon switches to single-use plastic - going backwards on the environment Watch
Amazon is one of the biggest corporations on earth and generates vast amount of packaging. They are now going backwards, adding to the global plastic problem, by switching from cardboard to single-use unrecyclable plastic wallets.
The move, which is global, is already causing havoc in US recycling plants, due to customers mistakenly assuming the packets can be placed in the usual paper recycling bins.
We really need to reconsider our use of Amazon.
I'd have the government step in, in the same way they did with plastic bags. Amazon are evil, obviously, but if we're to accept globalisation they are one of the evils that come with it. What we can do is curb it, but that needs to be in law rather than relying on enough people paying extra for a better solution.
I agree that government should regulate in this area. The difficulty is that when the corporations are as big as Amazon, the government have a tendency to work for them and not for us.
Amazon have always been terrible at packaging, you get a massive cardboard box for a tiny box of pencils, totally excessive
It's dire that with all the controversy and knowledge about the harmful effects of unrecyclable plastic in the environment, they've actually reverted back to plastic.