Update: Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in the UK
Updated: Nov 22, 2021
Initially I made a post on 22nd of June 2021 about Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in the UK once I watched an investigation published by ITVnews about this issue. You can read about it and watch it here
In the same post I gave a link to a newly created petition regarding this issue on Change.org. However, I later discovered that this petition would not lead to a debate by the Parliament and therefore will not be able to change anything. Unfortunately any petition signed on "Change.org" will not bind officials to take an action with regard to the issue.
The London Economic article dated May 2020 confirms that "Petitions hosted on sites such as change.org will not be considered for debate in parliament regardless of how many signatures they get", Jacob Rees-Mogg has said.
So only petitions started on the government petition website can be considered for debate.
However, by that time there were positive news about Boris Johnson getting involved in this without any petitions and further waiting.
The ITVnews published an article the following day including a video where you can watch how Labour MP Julie Elliott interacted with Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions, criticising Amazon for its appalling practices and the things uncovered by the ITVnews investigation and how Boris Johnson responded.
So it is great news that this is now under the care of Boris Johnson and a petition is not needed. Hopefully this will lead to some changes in business practices and environmental law to protect the environment and our planet.
In light of this I have updated the supportersand requested Change.org to remove my petition just now.