Amazon Toughens Its Insurance policies for Promoting Plastic Merchandise

Amazon Toughens Its Policies for Selling Plastic Products

The e-commerce giant will no longer allow you to sell single-use plastic in certain regions where it operates.

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23, 2020

2 min read

This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

Amazon grew its sales by 26% in the first quarter of the year. However, it seems that it has not invested in aspects related to helping the environment.

This has generated fierce criticism, particularly regarding the packaging used for shipments that claim materials are wasted and generate a large amount of pollutants.

In addition, single-use plastic products dominate their ranks. Because of this, the company will ban the sale of single-use plastic products and oxodegradable plastic products in its stores in the UK, European Union and Turkey.

These three regions are the regions where you start the restrictions. The company's commercial employees are subject to this policy and, according to EFE, also applies to all sales, including sales made by Amazon itself.

From December 21, 2020, single-use plastic products and products made from biodegradable plastic such as cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers or sticks to support balloons will be prohibited.

In the event that a seller stores one of the products in question in an Amazon fulfillment center, "you can sell the inventory until December 20, 2020 or request it be shipped to the location of your choice for free" from the company "There is no fee for inventory removal."