Amazon to Cut Down Plastic Packaging in Germany

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An Amazon logo appears connected  an Amazon transportation  van successful  Boston, Oct. 1, 2020. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

An Amazon logo appears connected an Amazon transportation van successful Boston, Oct. 1, 2020. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

BERLIN—Amazon says it plans to chopped the usage of integrative packaging successful Germany pursuing complaints that the online retailer is contributing to increasing mountains of waste.

The institution said Monday that its German logistics halfway volition regenerate each single-use integrative packages with paper-based bags oregon cardboard boxes by the extremity of the year.

Exceptions are imaginable erstwhile third-party sellers supply products successful packaging that tin beryllium relabeled for delivery, and erstwhile couriers are asked to permission products successful outdoor locations during rainfall, the institution said.

Environmental groups successful Germany person agelong urged Amazon, arsenic 1 of the biggest online retailers, to pb the mode successful reducing unnecessary waste.

The Associated Press

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