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.
Circular economy
We work to redefine the “take, make, dispose” model of consumption to eliminate waste at every turn – for our business and our customers.

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.

Bringing The Spheres’ green walls to life

See how our horticulture team was able to pack plant biodiversity into every inch of space with The Spheres’ living wall.

Our retail efforts

Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. That means Amazon works every day to innovate for our customers, and to be the most transparent and lowest environmental impact shopping experience on the planet.

E-waste and recycling

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.

Amazon food donations

Amazon’s grocery businesses – Amazon Fresh and Amazon Pantry – and our Prime Now delivery services allow our customers to fit grocery shopping into their routines and improve their busy lives.
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How we placed a tree inside The Spheres

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.

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.

Amazon launches largest wind farm yet

We're adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year.
Waking up a voice tech boom
From Ring to ecobee, a series of startups are innovating voice technology with the help of the Alexa Fund.
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