Is Amazon Prime eco-friendly or wasteful?

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network.

Amazon Prime continues to gain traction with customers. One of Amazon.com’s most popular options, Amazon Prime offers free two-day shipping on many items, along with unlimited video streaming and one free monthly Kindle book rental, all for just $79 a year. Amazon doesn’t disclose actual sales figures, but the company did announce in August that it now ships more items through Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping than the free “super saver” shipping available for other customers who order $25 or more of products from the site.
But for eco-conscious consumers, is Amazon Prime the best option? Does the ease of free shipping make us more wasteful? Does Amazon always make the most eco-friendly shipping decisions?
Amazon.com declined to comment for this article, but we did hear from several of the online retailer’s customers — both individuals and companies — who offered their perspectives.

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