Frustration-Free Packaging
Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging is a multi-year initiative designed to make it easier for customers to liberate products from their packages. Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging eliminates hard plastic "clamshell" cases and those annoying plastic-coated wire ties, commonly used in toy packaging.

Through the Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging Certification initiative, manufacturers can send their packaged products to our labs for free analysis and feedback on how their packaging can become Certified Frustration-Free. The program today offers over 80,000 items from leading brands including Mattel, Logitech, Fisher-Price, Garmin and Seventh Generation, as well as Amazon brands like Kindle and AmazonBasics.

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In addition to making products easier to open, Frustration-Free Packaging uses 100% recyclable cardboard. The product itself is exactly the same-Amazon has just streamlined the packaging.

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Reducing Packaging Waste
Amazon has developed a software program that determines the "right-sized" box for any given item to be shipped to a customer, based on that item's dimensions and weight. As a result, the number of packages shipped in a wrong-sized box has decreased dramatically, significantly reducing packaging waste and transportation costs.

In 2009, Amazon launched its Packaging Feedback program, which allows customers to provide direct feedback on the packaging of their order and to upload images of their packages. Their feedback is used to improve product and Amazon packaging. Learn more at
Sustainable Building Design
Amazon’s corporate headquarters in Seattle is made up of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings. The buildings’ interiors feature salvaged and locally sourced woods, energy-efficient lighting and composting and recycling alternatives, as well as public plazas and pockets of open green space outside of the buildings. The US Green Building Council has awarded six of these buildings with LEED Gold certification for sustainable design and construction methods. LEED, which stands for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design," recognizes the industry's most environmentally conscious projects.

Artist's rendering of future Amazon offices

In addition,'s corporate offices in Munich, Germany have been Gold-certified as environmentally friendly by the German Sustainable Building Council, based on their energy-efficient interiors and use of sustainable building materials.

Many of Amazon’s fulfillment centers around the world also have sustainable and eco-friendly interiors and exteriors. For example, in 2009, four of Amazon's fulfillment centers in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Arizona received LEED certification for their commercial interiors. These facilities were constructed with recycled building materials and feature natural lighting and resource-efficient plumbing fixtures and lighting controls. Amazon’s fulfillment center in Beijing, China maximizes the use of natural lighting, saving thousands of kilowatt-hours of power usage each month.