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With more and more people being encouraged not to go out unless it’s essential, on-line shopping from Amazon and other big retailers may become your best option. We know — we hate all that plastic packaging too. Here are some tips for reducing it courtesy of cactiandcoconuts.green.
1. To request less packaging from Amazon either:
Send an email to customer service (firstname.lastname@example.org) asking them to avoid plastic packaging and extra packaging – which means no bubble wrap or packing peanuts;
Call them at 1 (888) 280-4331 and make your request over the phone; or
Or live chat with an Amazon associate on their customer service Contact Page.
2. Use Amazon’s “Frustration Free” packaging service. When looking for an item, add the term “frustration-free packaging” in the search field and then select this option from the product detail page. The item will be delivered in an easy to open, 100% recyclable package.
3. Buy from Amazon Warehouse to save money and reduce your footprint by shopping secondhand for refurbished or pre-owned products — you still get 30 days to return them if they are not up to snuff.
As nations across the world work to address the plastic pollution crisis–especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic–Canada made a big step in its effort to control needless plastic waste. As CNN reported, “The country plans to ban single-use plastics — checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery and even foodware made from […]
The second-hand clothes trade ensures that abandoned clothes don’t pile up in landfills, and at the same time, makes it possible for the fashion industry to introduce new designs for each new season. However, Reuters reports that this system has slowed to a stop as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer This week, Sir David Attenborough put on a full-court press for biodiversity — he joined Instagram and he “called for a $500 billion per year global investment in nature,” as Kaelan Deese reported for The Hill. According to Deese, this exhortation for conservation “came during a one-day summit by […]
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