Many items you purchase these days come in the worst packaging for the environment. Toys packaged with tons of non-biodegradable plastic and bindings end up being thrown in the trash at alarming rates, filling up the landfills.
Amazon announced in November that it is working with retailers to cut back on the packaging to get the goods to the customer.
From CNET News –The Seattle-based company plans to start shipping items in plain brown cardboard boxes, instead of putting a pre-boxed or plastically sealed item inside another Amazon box. The cardboard box will have Amazon, and in some cases the retailer’s name, on the front. But not everything you order will be easy to open. Amazon is starting with only 19 products from Microsoft, Fisher-Price, Mattel, and Transcend. Click here for the rest of the article.