When you order frozen & chilled products such as meat, seafood, ice cream and more on Amazon Fresh, you will see a frozen water bottle in your package instead of gel packs. This frozen water bottle is used to maintain the freshness of these products and is 100% curbside recyclable. Singapore is the first country in Asia to introduce this initiative to provide a more sustainable packaging solution for Amazon customers.
The switch to frozen water bottles underwent extensive testing and research to create the right solution for Singapore’s hot & humid weather. They have proven to provide the same cooling effectiveness as the original gel packs. On top of that, frozen water bottles have also been tested extensively through the entire last mile journey to ensure that the integrity of the packaging and freshness of products are not compromised.
This is a small step by Amazon to enable you in your recycling efforts.
Now that you’ve gotten your frozen water bottle, what can you do with it? Here are 5 ways in which you can use them.
Keep yourself hydrated
Once you have stored your groceries away, wait for the ice to melt and you’re all set to drink the water. Yes, the frozen water bottles contain drinking water! Whether it’s going to the gym, planning a picnic, or even cooking a meal, the water can be consumed at any time to cool you down in Singapore’s humid weather.
Water your plants
For Amazon customers who are proud plant parents, the water in the water bottles can be used to water your plants, keeping them hydrated every time you receive your Amazon Fresh deliveries. In fact, for the more scientifically inclined customers, the water bottles can be used to create a water dispensing mechanism to keep your plants stay hydrated all the time.
A bottle can be more than one thing
Amazon’s plastic water bottles can be repurposed to save space on your storage. Need a place to store little knick-knacks such as nuts and bolts or to store your art supplies? These bottles are easy to repurpose, allowing you to store all types of items.
Simply recycle them
Did you know that the frozen water bottle you receive as part of your Amazon Fresh packaging is made of PET and is 100% curbside recyclable? You can consume the water and simply dispose the bottle in any blue recycle bin you find near you. They are conveniently located across the island!
Amazon’s frozen water bottles can be reused in much more creative ways before it reaches the recycling bin. Have a science or art project? After the water is used, you can use the plastic water bottles to build models and have fun getting creative with do-it-yourself (DIY) projects.
As someone who is always doing DIY projects with my kids, we are always looking at ways to work with what we have on hand. With the replacement of gel packs with frozen water bottles, we are now able to reuse the bottles to unleash our creativity – be it for art or science projects!
This change is just another small step in Amazon’s commitment to both The Climate Pledge, a bold commitment to be net-zero carbon across our business by 2040, and to building a sustainable business for our employees, customers, and the planet.
Over 200 organizations have signed The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded in 2019 by Amazon and Global Optimism for signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. The Climate Pledge builds on Amazon’s long-term commitment to sustainability, through existing programmes like Shipment Zero, its vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030. Learn more about these initiatives here.