Jeff Bezos' tech monopoly is throwing away thousands of pounds of food every single day, according to an anonymous whistleblower within the company who says the delivery giant is running an inefficient, unsustainable and highly wasteful business.
The insider says that every night at the Amazon Fresh fulfillment center where this person works, workers are instructed to throw away food that is dated days or even weeks out for its expiration. In other words, it is perfectly good food being thrown straight in the trash.
According to this same person, all Amazon warehouses are tossing perfectly good food, though the original post claiming this was altered due to fear by the individual that Amazon might try to sue if it could be shown that technically not all of them are doing this.
The insider wrote that "these food items are being scanned out as 'exp-removal-donate," but instead of actually being donated they are being trashed.
"These items are on the same list as our daily donations lists we have," this person further revealed. "Canned, boxed, toiletry and other are donated accordingly but refrigerated and frozen are not at my facility at least."
Because new product is constantly arriving, Amazon is ordering its employees to trash the old stock even when it is still fresh and non-expired. This is creating an incredible amount of waste, which is truly obscene considering how many people are struggling right now due to inflation and the collapse of the global supply chain.
"I have seen multiple pallets come in to the warehouse to be immediately thrown away as we did not have the storage capacity to store said product," the insider added.
Instead of contacting local food banks to try to distribute all this food instead of wasting it, Amazon has decided to just toss it all in order to keep its profit margins high while creating what appears to be artificial scarcity.
"There are plenty of food banks and resources out there that are willing to pick up items in a refrigerated / frozen truck to disperse to ensure the items do not perish or go bad in transit," the insider added.
Even more disturbing is the fact that Amazon also appears to be writing off all this wasted food as "donated" in order to receive a tax break on it. None of it is actually being donated, though, unless donating means shoving it all into a trash compactor before hauling it all off to the local dump.
"Insanely enough, this practice of destruction by Amazon is not uncommon. A similar whistleblower came out earlier this year and provided hidden camera footage which showed Amazon destroying products like smart TVs, laptops, drones, hairdryers, top of the range headphones, computer drives, books galore, thousands of sealed face masks – all sorted into boxes marked 'destroy,'" added DC Clothesline in a report.
"Apparently, there isn't any place to store the food and other items and rather than donate them to charity, Amazon destroys them."
None of this is surprising, at least not to many people. Amazon probably would not even exist, after all, were it not for "cellar boxing" securities fraud by Wall Street against its competitors, but alas that is a different topic for a different time.
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