Tech giants Apple and Amazon face backlash from MPs for ‘e-waste tsunami’ in the UK

The Environmental Audit Committee says the companies are contributing to 155,000 tonnes of waste electricals ending up in bins every year

Amazon announces first five recipients of its $2bn Climate Pledge Fund

The e-commerce giant will support companies developing technologies aimed at the decarbonisation of transport, energy efficiency and carbon sequestration

Amazon secures six million gallons of sustainable fuel to lower air cargo emissions

The fuel includes feedstock of agricultural waste fats and oil and will be used for the air operations of the retail giant

‘Alexa, when is my recycling being collected?’

A new bot will be able to answer questions about waste collection times and which bin should be used for what

Amazon pledges €3.75m to improve urban green spaces in Germany and Europe

The commitment forms part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge that seeks to achieve net zero emission targets by 2040

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Amazon to expand same-day deliveries in bid to be net zero by 2040

The online retail giant suggests the same-day business model reduces the requirement for air freight and long delivery van journeys

World’s richest man commits $10bn to tackling climate change

The founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos announced the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund in an Instagram post

Amazon unboxes EV delivery trucks ordered from Rivian

The retailer and technology giant suggests the 100,000-truck order is the largest ever single purchase of EVs

British Gas launches ‘Green Future Plus’ energy tariff

The average energy bill for consumers will total £1,237, which the supplier says is a cost-effective option for those looking for the ‘greenest’ tariff

Number of fires in Amazon up 30% in 2019 – but still fewer than 2017 and 2015

The National Institute for Space Research says there were 89,178 fires recorded throughout the year