Devices

Amazon devices and services are a part of everyday life for millions of customers around the world. Our devices inform, entertain, and connect our customers, and we’re working hard to make them more sustainable. That includes helping customers reduce their impact on the environment through our products and services.

A black Amazon Echo dot on a shelf, next to a set of car keys. Books and a green plant are in the background.
A black Amazon Echo dot on a shelf, next to a set of car keys. Books and a green plant are in the background.
A black Amazon Echo dot on a shelf, next to a set of car keys. Books and a green plant are in the background.
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Our Devices Commitments
Commitment
Invest in wind and solar farm capacity equal to the energy use of Echo, Fire TV, and Ring devices worldwide by 2025
Commitment
Make Amazon device packaging 100% recyclable by 2023
Commitment
Source 100% of the wood fiber in our packaging from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources
Using Recycled Materials

We incorporate recycled materials into many new Amazon devices.

An Amazon Echo dot on a small table next to a bottle of water, leaning on the table is a pink yoga mat.

In 2021, we launched several Echo, Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Kindle, and Smart Home devices and accessories that include up to 60% recycled molded plastic, up to 100% recycled fabrics, up to 100% recycled aluminum, and up to 70% recycled magnesium, depending on the product. We also incorporated 50% recycled plastic into certain power adapters that ship with our devices.

To advance the move to safer chemistry, we joined ChemFORWARD as a co-design partner. Through this partnership, we’re collaborating with industry peers to proactively identify harmful chemicals and safer alternatives ahead of regulations.

Developing More-Sustainable Packaging

In 2020, we committed to making Amazon device packaging 100% recyclable by 2023.

Our Progress
29 million
We have made significant progress toward our commitments, eliminating more than 29 million plastic bags from our device packaging between September 2020 and September 2021.

Additionally, we’re working to source 100% of the wood fiber in our packaging from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.

For new Echo, Fire TV Stick, Fire Tablet, and Kindle Paperwhite devices launched in 2021, 94%–98% of the packaging is made of wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources, depending on the product.

Investing in Energy

In 2020, Amazon became the first consumer electronics company to commit to addressing the electricity used by our devices through renewable energy development, starting with our Echo devices.

Investing in Energy
Low Power Mode
By the end of 2021, over 50% of all Echo and Fire TV devices in customers’ homes had Low Power Mode.

We’re making investments in additional wind and solar farm capacity that, by 2025, will be equal to the energy use of Echo, Fire TV, and Ring devices worldwide.

To accompany our investments in renewable energy, we continue to make our devices more energy efficient. We have been rolling out Low Power Mode to new devices, as well as to older devices already in customers’ homes. By the end of 2021, over 50% of all Echo and Fire TV devices in customers’ homes had Low Power Mode.

Helping Customers Understand Energy Use at Home
An illustration of the Alexa Energy Dashboard in use

We’re making it easier for customers in the U.S. to understand their home energy use with the Alexa energy dashboard.

The dashboard works with compatible smart lights, plugs, switches, water heaters, thermostats, televisions, and Echo devices, allowing customers to easily estimate the energy these devices use. Customers can also enable Alexa to help them conserve energy with Hunches. For example, if Alexa has a Hunch that a customer is away and forgot to turn off a light, Alexa can automatically turn it off, helping customers save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

spotlight
To drive change beyond our business, we look for ways to share learnings and innovations that have shaped the way we design our products. This allows others to use our expertise and make more-sustainable products for their own customers.

In early 2022, we published a paper called Decarbonizing and Neutralizing the Use Phase of Connected Devices. The paper focuses on how we’re integrating carbon-reduction strategies across the use phase of our devices.

We invite other companies and manufacturers to join the mission of driving to a net-zero carbon use phase.
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