Amazon is investing millions in recycling infrastructure to cut the amount of waste at landfills | GBRI


Amazon recently announced that it will be investing $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the US in an attempt to lessen the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Almost half of Americans do not have access to convenient, sufficient curbside recycling at their homes, so Amazon’s investment aims to provide this facility to three million homes in communities across the country, making it easier for customers to recycle and further develop end markets for recycled commodities.

The funds will help “divert one million tons of recyclable material from landfill into the recycling stream and eliminate the equivalent of 2 million metric tons of CO2 by 2028 — equivalent to shutting down a coal-fired power plant for six months,” the company said.

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