The Prime Effect: The Environmental Footprint Behind The World's Largest Online Retailer

The Environmental Cost of Amazon: “THE PRIME EFFECT”

“That package at your door. It begins with power-guzzling server farms. Gargantuan distribution centers. Tens of thousands of trucks. More than 80 commercial planes. And billions of cardboard boxes.

For a long time, Amazon would not release its carbon footprint data. But then, in 2019, Amazon pivoted, and pledged to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement a decade early.

Today, On Point: Our series The Prime Effect takes a look inside the world’s largest online retailer and its impact on planet earth.

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