Our Amazon deliveries are about to get a makeover, and it will leave more room on the porch for deliveries!

Get ready to ditch the frustration of those pesky plastic air pillows because Amazon is implementing some exciting eco-friendly changes to their fulfillment centers, and your next package might look different.

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Why the Change?

Amazon recently announced the opening of their first-ever automated fulfillment center in the U.S., located in Ohio, that's specifically designed to eliminate plastic packaging waste. This means Indiana residents can expect to see a significant reduction in those plastic air pillows that seem to inflate endlessly within their Amazon boxes.

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This initiative goes beyond just saying "no" to plastic. Amazon is committed to a multi-year plan to completely remove plastic packaging from all their North American fulfillment centers. That's a massive undertaking, and the Earth will benefit from this eco-friendly shift.

What to Expect:

  • Bye-bye Plastic Pillows: Indiana residents can expect to see a significant decrease in plastic air pillows used in their Amazon packages. Paper-based alternatives will take their place, ensuring your deliveries arrive safely and with a smaller environmental footprint.
  • Sustainable Packaging Solutions: Amazon is constantly innovating and exploring new ways to package products securely without relying on plastic. This means Indiana shoppers might see some interesting and eco-friendly packaging materials in the near future.
  • Prime Day Goes Green: Calling all Prime members in Indiana! This year's Prime Day is shaping up to be a plastic-light affair. Amazon anticipates that nearly all Prime Day deliveries will be free of those pesky plastic air pillows.

Why It Matters:

This shift towards sustainable packaging is a win-win for everyone. Indiana residents can enjoy their Amazon goodies with a clear conscience, knowing they're contributing to a greener future. Plus, less plastic waste means a healthier environment for all.

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