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Sustainability
At Amazon, we are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around – it’s good for business, the planet, our customers, and our communities.

The super-efficient heat source hidden below Amazon's Seattle headquarters

Thanks to a collaboration across city agencies, engineers, a “carrier hotel” and others, Amazon’s newest building is heated by recycling excess energy from a neighboring data center.

Powering a clean future

Amazon's largest wind farm to date is adding more than 1 million megawatt hours of clean energy to the grid each year.

Solar power delivers a win-win-win

The Amazon smile box now comes with even more sunshine. Today we announced that we’ve begun hosting solar installations on the rooftops of our fulfillment and sortation centers with a goal of installing at least 50 solar systems by 2020.

5 things you don’t know about Amazon packaging

Learn how we invent and test new packaging to eliminate waste, ensure products arrive safely, and end “wrap rage” for our customers.

Packaging

Our mission is to optimize the overall customer packaging experience. This includes driving improvements in the sustainability of packaging across Amazon’s supply chain, starting with our own products and operations and partnering with manufacturers worldwide to invent packaging that delights customers, eliminates waste, and ensures products arrive intact and undamaged. Find out more about how we do this.
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Your sustainability questions, answered

Amazon is investing in sustainability efforts across the U.S. and around the world.

Reducing packaging waste, one order at a time

Feedback from customers, product manufacturers, and associates improves packaging.

Amazon launches largest wind farm yet

Our newest, largest wind farm – Amazon Wind Farm Texas – is up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. To date, we’ve launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with more than 35 additional projects to come.
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