The circular economy
In 2016 we launched Amazon's first nationwide initiative with Feeding America in our North American Fulfillment Centers to donate excess food to Feeding America, a U.S.-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks.
We work to redefine the “take, make, dispose” model of consumption to eliminate waste at every turn – for our business and our customers.
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.
Amazon supports the responsible disposal and recycling of electronics products. To encourage our customers to recycle their Amazon devices, we offer free shipping for this purpose. We also cover the costs associated with Amazon device recycling, which is performed by licensed recycling facilities. In 2015, we became an industry steward participant and financial supporter of Call2Recycle. As part of this program, customers can drop off Amazon Basics rechargeable batteries at almost 30,000 collection sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.
See one of the highlights of the preparation of The Spheres – Rubi’s journey from Somis, California to Seattle, Washington, and the process of "threading the needle" to get the tree into it's home in The Spheres.
Learn how we invent and test new packaging to eliminate waste, ensure products arrive safely, and end “wrap rage” for our customers.
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.