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Happy Prime Day, Amazon Is Destroying Millions of Products a Year

Happy Prime Day, Amazon Is Destroying Millions of Products a Year

As millions of shoppers flock to Amazon's website for Prime Day deals, an ITV investigation has revealed that a single Amazon fulfillment center in the UK is destroying millions of products a year instead of reselling or donating them. An anonymous ex-employee at the Dunfermline fulfillment center told ITV that they had a weekly “target” of destroying 130,000 items. “There's no rhyme or reason to what gets destroyed,” they said, citing Macbooks, Dyson Hoovers and sealed face masks among the products that were often thrown out. At this current rate, the Dunfermline fulfillment center alone would dispose of over six million products a year. The investigation concluded that it is cheaper for manufacturers to just dispose of products rather than pay more to continue storing them in Amazon warehouses.

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