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Amazon to donate unwanted products to charity

Amazon plans to donate unwanted products from third-party Marketplace sellers instead of dumping them.

Fulfilled by Amazon Donations is being launched in the US and UK and will see unsold goods given to charities such as Barnardo's and The Salvation Army.

In an email to sellers, Amazon explained: "This program will reduce the number of products sent to landfills and instead help those in need."

'Fulfilled' is launched on September 1 and comes the company was exposed for allegedly binning millions of unsold items, including toys, TVs.

The new program not only aims to reduce the number of items being dumped, but to improve the environment as well.

They continued: "At Amazon, the vast majority of returned products are resold to other customers or liquidators, returned to suppliers, or donated to charitable organisations, depending on their condition."

Alice Shobe, Director at Amazon in the Community, added: "We know getting products into the hands of those who need them transforms lives and strengthens local communities.We are delighted to extend this program to sellers who use our fulfilment services."

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