Part of our mission to be Earth’s most customer-centric company is to offer more-sustainable devices without compromising on quality or cost. This includes designing our devices with carbon reduction in mind and manufacturing them using responsibly sourced materials. It also involves confirming the sustainable credentials of our devices with trusted third-party certifications.

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Our Devices Commitments
Invest in wind and solar farm capacity equal to the energy use of Echo, Fire TV, and Ring devices worldwide by 2025
Make Amazon device packaging 100% recyclable by 2023
Source 100% of the wood fiber in our packaging from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources
Reducing the Carbon Impact of Devices

We measure carbon emissions throughout the lifecycle of our devices—from production, through customer use, to disposal. We aim for each generation of Amazon devices to be more carbon-efficient than the last.

Investing in Energy
Low Power Mode
By the end of 2022, over 60% of devices in customers’ homes had Low Power Mode.

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. At the end of 2022, we contracted enough renewable energy capacity through new wind and solar farms to equal the expected energy use of Echo, Fire TV, and Ring devices globally in 2025. Some of these farms are operational today, and others are currently under construction, expected to begin operating in 2023-2024.

Today, new devices feature Low Power Mode, and we’re delivering updates to introduce this feature for older devices already in customers’ homes.

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 2022, we launched Echo, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Kindle, and smart home products that include up 75% recycled plastic, up to 100% recycled yarn, up to 100% recycled aluminum, and up to 90% 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.

In 2020, we set a very ambitious goal to make Amazon device packaging 100% recyclable by 2023, a first for the consumer electronics industry. By the end of 2022, 79.5% (31 of 39) of our 2022 product launches had 100% recyclable packaging. Additionally, we’re working to source 100% of the wood fiber in our packaging from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.

Alexa Can Help You Choose Cleaner Energy
Alexa Energy Dashboard 2024

Effortlessly optimize your indoor climate. Alexa can automatically adjust your Amazon Smart Thermostat’s set point by one degree to align with lower emissions moments on the power grid without compromising your comfort.

You are always in control. Alexa can make optimization adjustments, but you can manually override at any time to maximize comfort and control.

Carbon impact insights for everyone. You can also view current and forecasted emission levels in your area in the Energy Dashboard so you can plan to use electricity on other large appliances in your home, like your dishwasher, when CO2 emissions are lower.

How it works. To enable this feature, select your thermostat device in the Amazon Alexa app. Then, tap the Settings icon. Then, tap Choose Cleaner Energy.

Customers can also enable Alexa to help them conserve energy with Automatic Actions. For example, if Alexa has a Hunch that a customer is away from home, Alexa can automatically adjust your Amazon smart thermostat to their preferred away temperature, helping customers save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

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 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.
Designed for Sustainability
We make our devices more sustainable—from how we build them to how customers use and retire them. Learn more with our product sustainability fact sheets.
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