Enabling Sustainability for Our Customers
Amazon has set ambitious goals to make our business more sustainable on behalf of customers. Part of our commitment to both sustainability and customers includes making it easier for everyone to participate in making a positive impact on the planet and society.

Enabling Sustainability for Our Customers

Climate Pledge Friendly helps make it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products on Amazon. Customers will see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when shopping, which signifies that the products have one or more trusted sustainability certifications.
Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling
Find out how to recycle your Amazon packaging by checking out the Amazon Second Chance site.
  • Open-Box, Pre-Owned, and Refurbished Products
    Find open-box, pre-owned, and refurbished products at a great price with Amazon Renewed, discounted deals on quality used products from Amazon Warehouse, and certified refurbished Amazon Devices.
  • Amazon Trade-In
    In the U.S., visit Amazon Trade-In to learn how to receive an Amazon.com Gift Card in exchange for thousands of eligible items including Amazon Devices, books, video games, and more.
  • Amazon Device Recycling
    In North America, visit Amazon Device Recycling to find out how to cut back on clutter and recycle your electronic items, ensuring they are disposed of properly.
  • Electronic and Electrical Equipment
    Across Europe, look for the WEEE symbol on devices, which denotes Electronic and Electrical Equipment eligible for takeback under the WEEE Directive. Amazon facilitates recycling of these items, ensuring that they are disposed of properly. You can check the Amazon Second Chance website to find a recycling center near you.
  • Find Local Recycling Centers
    If you have an Echo device, Alexa Skills can help you find local recycling centers in the U.S. for specific items like lightbulbs and batteries. You can say “Alexa, open Recycling Center” to search for local options. Alexa is constantly adding new skills and improving on existing ones. The more people use them, the better they get over time.
Packaging and Products
We are redesigning packaging to reduce waste and making our private-label products and devices in responsible ways.
  • We work to reinvent and simplify our sustainable packaging options using a science-based approach that combines lab testing, machine learning, materials science, and manufacturing partnerships to scale sustainable change across the packaging supply chain.
  • From thousands of Amazon-branded products to millions of retail and third-party items sold on Amazon, we are working to reduce the environmental impact of the products we manufacture and provide customers more information about the sustainability attributes associated with the items we sell.
Reduce Your Environmental Footprint at Home
If you want to join us in reducing your environmental footprint, here are a few easy ways to get started.
  • Install a Smart Thermostat
    Smart home thermostats can help reduce heating and cooling energy use by adjusting the temperature by a few degrees depending on the time of day and whether or not anyone is home. Amazon Home Services professionals can install smart thermostats, and they can also help keep your home appliances in good working condition. Additionally, they can take care of furnace and water heater maintenance or install a low-flow showerhead to help minimize water use.
  • Shop for Environmentally Efficient Products on Amazon
    To reduce electricity and water use at home, search for LED lights on Amazon or AmazonSmile. In the U.S., you can also shop for ENERGY STAR, EPEAT, or WaterSense-certified products, which can help reduce your environmental footprint in the home.
  • Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Travel
    You can use your Echo device to find the closest bikeshare rental by saying “Alexa, open TransportMe”. Another Alexa skill, Evie Assistant, can help you find the location of the nearest electric vehicle charging station (say “Alexa, open Evie Assistant”). You can even get an electric vehicle charging station installed at your house using Amazon Home Services’ network of installation professionals in the U.S.
  • Use an Echo Device to Reduce Energy and Water Use
    Echo devices can make it easier to save energy or water at home. You can use Alexa-enabled LEDs and smart plugs to turn off plugged appliances and devices when you aren’t using them. Alexa skills can also make it fun and easy to save energy. For example, you can say “Alexa, open Shower Buddy” to time your showers and use less water, or say “Alexa, open Cool My House” to reduce energy consumption.
Shop with AmazonSmile and choose from over a million charities to support.
  • $215 Million
    As of September 2020, AmazonSmile has donated more than $215 million USD to charities thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.
Purchase items for a charity by searching AmazonSmile Charity Lists for that charity’s registry. Amazon customers have donated more than 600,000 disaster relief items through Charity Lists.
Support Artisans and Women Entrepreneurs
  • In Europe and North America, Amazon Handmade offers handcrafted artisan goods from around the world.
  • In India, Amazon Saheli offers a wide selection of unique regional products by women entrepreneurs across clothing, accessories, office, home, and kitchen.
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