Amazon Destroys More Than 130,000 Items From MacBooks To Dyson Hoovers Each Week

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

21 Jun 2021

An anonymous ex-employee, revealed that Amazon staff target “to generally destroy 130,000 items a week”.

The undercover operation saw investigators infiltrate one of 24 distribution centres in operation across the UK making the astonishing discovery.

Boxes labelled ‘destroy’ are filled with new and unused products ranging from drones to top of the range headphones.

All the items could be donated, given to charity/people in need however only 28,000 items were labelled ‘donate’.

Speaking to ITV the ex-employee said: “I used to gasp. There’s no rhyme or reason to what gets destroyed: Dyson fans, Hoovers, the occasional MacBook and iPad; the other day, 20,000 Covid (face) masks still in their wrappers.”

“Overall, 50 percent of all items are unopened and still in their shrink wrap. The other half are returns and in good condition. gaminator kaszinó: ingyen nyerőgépek & kocka játék multi dice Staff have just become numb to what they are being asked to do.”

The reason for this mass destruction centres on Amazon’s business model. Vendors from around the world choose to store their products in Amazon’s warehouses. The longer the goods remain unsold, the more a company is charged to store them and it is eventually cheaper to dispose of the goods.

The environmental impact of the practice has come into contention Greenpeace spokesman Sam Chetan-Welsh said: “It’s an unimaginable amount of unnecessary waste, and just shocking to see a multi-billion pound company getting rid of stock in this way,”

“Stuff that’s not even single use but not being used at all, straight off the production line and into the bin. As long as Amazon’s business model relies on this kind of disposal culture, things are only going to get worse. The government must step in and bring in legislation immediately.”

Amazon said in response to the investigation: “We are working towards a goal of zero product disposal and our priority is to resell, donate to charitable organisations or recycle any unsold products,”

“No items are sent to landfill in the UK. As a last resort, we will send items to energy recovery, but we’re working hard to drive the number of times this happens down to zero. arbitrázs sportfogadás