did you know you can tell amazon to ship your packages plastic-free?09 Mar 2020
my dear friend, jaco, sent me this from one of his meditation communities. h/t to alexandra c. for sharing the below message:
I recently came across a way to change account settings on Amazon in order to ensure plastic-free packaging and thought it was important to share.
I am sharing this as a lot of friends or people at work that i talked to did not even know that this is an option.
The process is a bit unintuitive but if you would like to get plastic-free packaging, here is what you can do:
- Open your Amazon account
- Scroll down to the bottom and select ‘Help’
- Under ‘Browse Help Topics’ select ‘Need More Help?’ > ‘Contact Us’
- Use their ‘Chat’ option
- On chat, request to make all future orders plastic-free with minimal packaging and where absolutely necessary use only degradable packaging materials like paper
- This information will be noted and saved to your account for all future orders
It will take you 5 minutes on the chat to make all your future Amazon orders plastic free! You might sometimes get a customer care person who is unaware of this option. You can restart a chat with a different person or escalate the issue to a phone call, a customer rep on the phone should also be able to make this change on your account. There is still a possibility that they will ship a few items in plastic packaging, but it is a great way to make them hear what consumers want.
I hope you will find this helpful, part of my practice it’s just to spread the word, always keeping the loving-kidness.