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Amazon destroys millions of unsold items

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Millions of unsold products are destroyed every year in a UK Amazon warehouse. The British company ITV claims, which has published a longer report on the matter. Pictures from inside the warehouse in Dunfermline, Scotland, show many packages bearing the “Destroy” label. ITV says it’s about everything from books to drones and televisions.

Merchandise that is either not sold, returned by customers or its packaging is damaged ITV followed trucks pulling away products, noting that some end up in recycling facilities while others end up in waste piles.

“There is no reason or rhyme when it comes to what has been destroyed,” a former Amazon employee told ITV, which states that everything from mouthguards to vacuum cleaners, computers and tablets should be destroyed.

Amazon tells ITV that they are working towards not having to throw out any products at all, and they deny that the products end up in UK waste heaps. According to Amazon, these are recycling centers.

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“There is no reason or rhyme for what has been destroyed” (Edge)

The information applies to the Scottish Amazon warehouse Dunfermline (

Millions of merchandise returned or not sold were destroyed (

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