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Inside Amazon’s quest to use less cardboard [Video]

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Inside an Amazon warehouse, when an order gets ready to ship, a worker doesn’t just make a decision about what package seems best. Instead, a suite of machine-learning tools analyze the combination of items that are shipping and choose the size and type of packaging—or whether a box is needed at all—as part of the company’s ongoing quest to shrink its giant packaging footprint.

The company won’t share how much cardboard it uses in a year, though as the world’s largest online retailer, the number is huge. One recent analyst estimate suggests that Amazon shipped 415 million packagesin the month of July, for example. But the company says that over the last five years, it has managed to reduce the amount of packaging used per shipment by roughly a third, eliminating 915,000 tons of packaging material, or the equivalent of 1.6 billion boxes that it would have otherwise used. In the last …

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Chinas postpandemic economic recovery shines light on a growing rich-poor divide [Video]

Reports of rising retail sales suggest Chinese consumers have shaken off coronavirus worry, but the recovery is by no means complete, and spending that has grabbed headlines masks a deeper malaise

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ASB MAGAZINE: Two-time world champion surferJohn John Florence, in partnership with Clif Bar, has released a new documentary film Tokyo Rising, through Amazon Prime Video.Tokyo Risingchronicles Florences 2019 professional surfing season and quest to earn a position on the inaugural Team USA Olympic surf team. With Kelly Slater on his heels, Florence is faced with a high-stakes decision five months after reconstructive surgery on his ACL. The battle for Olympic qualification comes down to the Pipe Masters on Oahus North Shore.