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How the Environment is Paying for our Prime Day Discountsby@marissaliu
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How the Environment is Paying for our Prime Day Discounts

by Marissa Liu4mOctober 13th, 2020
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Last year, Prime members bought more than 175 million items on Prime Day. Cheap deals and Prime shipping come at a huge hidden environmental cost that don’t show up on the checkout page. The demand generated for your Echo and many other electronics fuel the metal extraction industry– the irreversible excavation to obtain non-renewable materials such as coal, copper, and silver. With our broken recycling system, when our electronic waste often ends up in landfills, they have the potential to leak toxic materials like lead and mercury into the air, water and soil.

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