British ITV News He released an investigative report on Amazon’s Dunfermline warehouse, which destroys nearly 130,000 new unsold products each week, including laptops, televisions, phones, appliances, jewelry, books and masks.
Hidden camera footage of the warehouse, located in 14 football fields, has also been released, showing how the new products destined for disposal at the delivery company are high-rises.
It is assumed that approximately half of the items to be discarded were returned by dissatisfied customers, who, although torn down, are in almost perfect condition. The other half of the items have their original packaging.
The ITV News He also spoke to a former warehouse employee about it, and said about how he feels about his job:
“My word has also stopped. There is no good reason to destroy what is being destroyed.”
Amazon, while also taking advantage of unsold products, is one ITV News According to a document in its possession, in one week of April, the database contained only 27,000 products destined for charities, while more than four times that number, the 124,000 products on the list were to be destroyed.
The high level of waste may be due to the fact that after a while, manufacturers who use Amazon’s service are worth more destroying their products than storing them in Amazon warehouses for which they have to pay.
Before announcing the recordings made in the warehouse, the UK Amazon manager claimed the company was destroying unsold products “to a very small extent”. Even after the news broke, Amazon insisted the company was working to reduce litter and denied that Amazon products were being dumped in the UK.
The news shocked the UK. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson also condemned Amazon’s practices and consumer culture that made this possible, adding that this was why landfills were being taxed in the country. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarting was already more circumspect, saying he was “very surprised” by the news about Amazon because “the company is spending so much money to preserve the rainforest.”