With Amazon destroying millions of items a year, what are we going to do about e-waste?

We dissect the UK’s new proposals for tackling electronic waste – asking whether, with giants like Amazon to contend with, they will be enough.

An investigation by ITV News has revealed the online marketplace is destroying unsold or returned products like laptops, headphones and TVs at mass scale. At just one of its 24 UK fulfilment centres, Amazon is sending up to 200,000 items a week to landfill, according to an anonymous former employee. Undercover footage of the ‘destruction zone’ at the Du…

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