Packaging and products
Redesigning packaging to reduce waste and making our private-label products in responsible ways.
Amazon Sustainability products and box packaging illustration
Amazon Sustainability products and box packaging illustration

Packaging and products

Reducing waste in packaging
We use extensive testing, machine learning, materials innovation, and partnerships with manufacturers to reduce packaging waste throughout the supply chain.
Amazon's mission is to optimize the overall customer experience by collaborating with manufacturers worldwide to invent sustainable packaging that delights customers, eliminates waste, and ensures products arrive intact and undamaged.
Circular economy
We are minimizing waste, increasing recycling, and providing options for our customers to participate in the circular economy.
  • A panel of a cardboard box marked with the words "A better world for pets and people. We're committed to protecting the environment we all share. Please recycle and join us in our journey toward a better tomorrow."
    We are taking responsibility for some of the toughest-to-recycle materials in our operations to reduce our environmental footprint.
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    Amazon Second Chance
    Amazon Second Chance provides information on how to trade in, recycle, or repair Amazon devices and products, how to recycle Amazon packaging, and how to find open-box and refurbished devices.
  • Two adult women carry a cardboard box marked with an Amazon logo. Seated children take up most of the image.
    We are continuously working on initiatives to minimize the amount of food and non-food products that go to landfills.
Shipment Zero
Shipment Zero is Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030.
Our focus is achieving net zero carbon shipments through sustainable process improvements, recycled materials, investments in electrification, and renewable energy initiatives.
Our materials and commitments
We set a high bar for our products and raw materials.
  • Amazon Chemicals and Restricted Substances Policy
    Chemicals and restricted substances
  • Amazon Cotton Policy
  • Palm Oil Policy
    Palm oil
  • Amazon Animal Welfare Policy
    Animal welfare
Many of the cross-cutting sustainability issues that we prioritize at Amazon are enhanced by working with credible, knowledgeable, and innovative industry partnerships as well as collaborative initiatives.
  • Closed Loop Partners
  • Green Chemistry & Commerce Council
  • ista
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition
  • The Recycling Partnership
Latest news
See how we put our scale and inventive culture to work on building a sustainable future.
  • Together, the nonprofit community, Amazon, and our employees, joined to donate $9 million to improve the lives of our most vulnerable community members in the Seattle, WA and Arlington, VA regions.
  • What the company is doing for support organizations on the frontline of the Australian bushfire crisis, and how you can help.
  • Over the course of a year, the Day One blog captures moments that add up to tell the larger story of Amazon’s connection with its customers, employees, and communities around the world.