Published On: Thu, May 16th, 2019

Amazon Slammed For Trashing Millions Of Unsold Products — From Toys To Flat Screen TVs

Internet behemoth Amazon is being slammed by reports that it often destroys its unsold merchandise, reports CBS News.

News first broke of the practice after reporters in France posed as Amazon employees and discovered that there were veritable “destruction zones,” where brand new toys, kitchen equipment and flat-screen TVs were being put onto trucks to be dumped and destroyed.

The journalists estimated that over three million items were destroyed each year, from the French warehouses alone.

As covered by The Daily Mail, undercover reporting soon following in Great Britain, where a journalist, likewise posing as an Amazon employee, asked his manager about the future of unsold goods.

“Some are returned but some are also destroyed.”

Naturally, Amazon has a very different public line, and when the company was asked about the topic, a spokesperson focused on the shopping titan’s charity.

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Amazon Slammed For Trashing Millions Of Unsold Products — From Toys To Flat Screen TVs