Unsold food from Amazon piling high up in Seattle landfill
Ever wonder where unsold food from e-commerce giant Amazon goes when they weren’t sold? It ends up in a Seattle landfill.
A report in BuzzFeed showed that a certain Seattle resident Nathan Gregg recently found that there is a high pile of prepared meals still in their Amazon Go packaging in a landfill near his place.
Amazon Go is Amazon’s cashierless convenience store concept. It is marketed as “grab-and-go” convenience store on its website, showing shelves of ready-to-eat food offerings.
The incident captures the prolific amount of plastic-wrapped food waste the self-checkout stores create, BuzzFeed reported.
Right now, Seattle Public Utilities is now investigating Amazon’s food waste.
In its defense, Amazon told BuzzFeed that the company’s policy is to compost food that can’t be donated and to recycle the packaging.
“In certain circumstances, our community partners may also be discarding food but we can’t comment on the details of their practices,” the spokesperson said.