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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. 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, annually, up to 23.5 million pounds of Amazon plastic pollute the world’s waterways and seas.

The company has not yet committed to report on its plastic waste footprint or reduce its plastic use going forward. We need Amazon customers, employees and shareholders to speak up and get the company to commit to address its plastic problem.

Help make change happen. Sign the petition and call on Amazon to reduce plastic packaging today!

On May 25th 2022, 48.6% of Amazon shareholders 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. 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.

Dive Deeper

Watch a video showing how we helped convince 48% of Amazon’s shareholders to call for the company to take action.

Learn more about why Amazon needs to reduce its plastic packaging and how you can help.

Read Oceana’s 2021 report about Amazon’s growing plastic pollution problem. And uncover the truth about how little of it can actually be recycled.

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