More than 175 million items were purchased during Amazon’s 2019 Prime Day event earlier this week. With the help of Seattle’s new recycling startup, Ridwell, hard-to-recycle Amazon packaging waste will be picked up for free from non-Ridwell members in the Seattle service area from July 22 to August 1st. Anyone interested can sign up here to be notified when the pickups are scheduled.
Ridwell hopes to make a large impact by recycling Amazon packaging the right way. Too often these materials are placed incorrectly in curbside bins which puts stress on our already struggling recycling systems. Alternatively, many people throw these plastics in the garbage where they are buried in a landfill instead of recycled into new things. So far this week, over 1,000 households have signed up to be notified of Ridwell’s upcoming free Prime Day pickups.
Ridwell also offers other pickup and recycling of esoteric waste – learn more here.