Amazon has a plastic pollution problem. You have a say in changing that.
Every year, Amazon and the billions of packages it delivers around the world generate hundreds of millions of pounds of plastic waste. In 2021 alone, Amazon produced an estimated 709 million pounds of plastic packaging waste. The vast majority of this waste is plastic film, which is not accepted by most curbside recycling programs and can be deadly for marine life. Oceana estimates that up to 26 million pounds of Amazon’s plastic packaging waste from 2021 will end up in the world’s waterways and seas.
Amazon refuses to outline a plan and commit to a company-wide reduction in plastic use. We need Amazon customers, employees, and shareholders to speak up and get the company to commit to address its plastic problem globally.
Help make change happen. Sign the petition and call on Amazon to reduce plastic packaging today!
On May 25, 2022, nearly 49% of Amazon’s shares voted in favor of a resolution that asked the company to issue a report disclosing how much plastic packaging it uses, and a plan for how to reduce it. This is the most support that a shareholder-led resolution has received in the company’s history. Without the votes from the shares controlled by Amazon leadership and insiders, the resolution would have passed.
It’s clear that Amazonians want change and it’s time for the company to act.
Watch a video about Amazon’s plastic packaging footprint.
Learn more about why Amazon needs to reduce its plastic packaging and how you can help.
Read Oceana’s 2022 report about Amazon’s growing plastic pollution problem and learn about the cost of its denial on the world’s oceans.