Our Planet


Our customers want right-sized, recyclable packaging that minimizes waste and ensures damage-free delivery. 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.
An image of a person putting an Amazon package in the recycle bin.

Designing packaging for Amazon starts with the customer and works backwards so we can deliver products they’ll love.

We are collaborating with others to reduce packaging waste for our customers and the planet. Since 2015, we have reduced the weight of outbound packaging per shipment by more than 41% on average, and eliminated over 2 million metric tons of packaging material.

How Amazon continues to improve its packaging

Across the globe, we continue to find new and innovative ways to reduce our packaging and make it easier to recycle. Here’s a look at how we do it and our progress so far.
Packaging resources for vendors

Amazon partners with brands around the world to reduce brand-supplied packaging and the need for Amazon to add additional protective packaging.

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