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Amazon Starts Delivering Items In Reusable Totes

By Chris Scott Barr

If you do a lot of shopping online, then chances are that you’re used to having a plethora of boxes and packing supplies taking up space in your house. Not only is it a pain to get rid of, but it’s not very environmentally friendly. Amazon is trying to do their part to cut down on the amount of waste used in shipping by introducing the Amazon Tote.

If you live in the Seattle area, you can select to have your orders sent to you in a tote. The totes go out once a week, and everything you’ve ordered in that time will be delivered in one. They’ll come back and pick it up on their next round, or you can keep it. The option is free, so you don’t need to pay more to do your part. However, if you do happen to be an Amazon Prime member, you can have totes sent out twice a week, instead of just once.

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  • BankaiGod

    Sweeet! im gonna rock the hell out of that tote bag everywhere i go! ….Can you say Mr.Popular Cool Guy with a Amazon Tote!

  • sario27

    Too bad I don't live in Seattle, well and too bad I don't order enough things from amazon to really use this to its full potential, any how a great idea to cut back on waste.

  • fields

    I've also noticed that some things have started to arrive between two large flat pieces of cardboard sandwiched together instead of in a box.

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