Truth: Prime Day is like your own personal vacation (you’ve got a list of items you’ve been eyeing for the occasion, including a long-overdue refill of your favorite face oil and a smart speaker so you can start a holiday party). dance whenever the mood strikes). But while you love the deals, you also want your budget journey to be a little more sustainable.
This year, make it happen with Climate Pledge Friendly on Amazon. Consider it your filter for products with trusted sustainability certifications like Carbon Neutral Certified, EWG Verified, and Fair Trade Certified, along with Compact by Design, a certification developed by Amazon that highlights products that require less air, water, or packaging per use (and drives more efficient shipping and reduced carbon emissions on a large scale). The Climate Pledge Friendly label on Amazon can help you shop for more sustainable products not just on Prime Day, but every day.
“Shopping for Climate Pledge Friendly products on Prime Day is a great way to start shopping for more sustainable products at great prices,” says Cameron Westfall, Climate Pledge Friendly program leader at Amazon. “Climate Pledge Friendly highlights products that meet sustainability standards and help preserve our natural world. The label recognizes products with improvements in at least one aspect of sustainability through trusted third-party sustainability certifications and our own certification, Compact by Design”.
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Today, there are more than 300,000 products and 20,000 brands that are climate compliant, spanning beauty, wellness, apparel, electronics, home and grocery categories. Finding them is easy – simply select the Climate Pledge Friendly filter when searching for any product on Amazon and search for the Friendly with the climate commitment label for more information on which certification requirement you meet.
What does that look like in practice? We asked Westfall for one of his favorites. “A great example is Seventh Generation’s Easy Dose laundry detergent,” he says. “This product qualifies as Climate Pledge Friendly through the US EPA Safer Choice certification, where ingredients must meet strict safety criteria for both human health and the environment. This product also qualifies for Amazon certification, Compact by Design, as this product was designed and formulated with higher concentrations and smaller packaging, making the product smaller and lighter to ship. These small improvements can lead to big change over time.”
Amazon Aware, a new private-label collection of home, apparel and beauty products, also qualifies for Climate Pledge Friendly. The new line includes thoughtfully designed and certified carbon neutral relaxed t-shirts, super soft organic cotton sheets and plush towels, moisturizing body products and even household essentials like paper towels made from 100 percent recycled paper. (BRB, just adding this moisturizer to the basket.)
It’s all part of Amazon’s larger commitment to help preserve the natural world. “We were inspired by The Climate Pledge, Amazon’s commitment to be Net-Zero Carbon by 2040,” says Westfall. “Through The Climate Pledge, which provides more sustainable shopping options and reduces waste, Amazon continually works to minimize our impact on the planet.”
Translation: The commitment doesn’t start and end with Amazon’s carbon emissions, but also means providing more sustainable products and reducing your waste along the way. In fact, on packaging, Amazon uses an algorithm to determine the appropriate packaging option based on the item and identify which ones can be shipped in a flexible envelope or box. Psst: Padded bags and envelopes are up to 75% lighter than similar sized boxes, and initiatives like these have helped Amazon eliminate over 1 million tons of packaging material.
Meanwhile, as a shopper, you can also level up your recycling game with Amazon Second Chance, which explains how to recycle different Amazon packaging items within your own community. (For anyone who’s ever been confused about recycling guidelines, so, um, everyone, this one is for you.)
“Shopping more sustainably isn’t about being perfect,” says Westfall. “It’s about taking small steps to preserve our natural world, which adds up over time.” Curious about what climate-friendly products we’re adding to cart this Prime Day? Keep scrolling. Happy Prime Day to all who celebrate, sustainably.
Check out these Editor-Approved Climate Pledge Friendly products this Amazon Prime Day.
Note: Selections highlight a selection of Climate Pledge Friendly products. Deals will vary during the 48-hour deals event on July 12-13.
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Prime members with an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, Prime Store Card, or Amazon Prime Secured Card can get 10% back on select Climate Pledge Friendly Amazon device purchases. Visit Prime Card Bonus for more information.
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