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NO MORE WASTE: Those in poverty should have access to items and products that would otherwise be wasted

 

Flintshire council say it is time to change the way we deal with wasted products after footage was released showing the vast amount of Amazon products going unused and sent for recycling.

The amount of food and products that are going to waste every year really is quite astonishing, which doesn't help the fact we're already in the midst of the climate crisis.
And now, the pandemic has enhanced issues around poverty. So why are we still so wasteful, and is there anything we can do about it? Well, according to Flintshire council, the answer is yes.

Earlier this year, footage was released showing the amount of products going to waste in an amazon warehouse. For people like Jen, who work within the poverty services in the council, this was a hard pill to swallow.

By establishing these relationships between the private sector and public services, it would mean far less products are being discarded which would be good for the environment, but it could also really enhance the lives of those living poverty if they knew they could have access to basic household items, leaving them enough money to buy nutritious, fresh food.
An Amazon spokesperson has previously said that they are working towards a goal of zero product disposal in the hopes of reselling, donate or recycling any unsold products.
So there is some hope that we are moving in the right direction and that massive corporate waste could be a thing of the past.
For now, we are still watching the true effects of the pandemic on family incomes and businesses unravel, and its unclear exactly where this will lead us over the coming months, or years.


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