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Amazon After is a concept to help you get rid of all the things you buy online

Design engineer Scott Amron foresees a new way to help him sell, donate, rent or reactivate things he no longer needs (or should not have bought in the first place)

In TreeHugger we are not alone in lamenting the influence of Amazon in the buying habits of people, that single click patented, that instant gratification of knowing that the next day will come your purchase. Buying things has never been so easy and it works; People buy so much. (Full disclosure: I used to have a piece of a bookstore and online shopping helped me sink it)

Another concern has always been waste. What people do with everything. It may have been a silly purchase, the needs may have changed or been exhausted. What are you doing then? Amazon is setting up physical locations where you can return things that are new and unused, but what happens when they no longer meet those criteria for return?

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Scott Amron proposes a concept to deal with this problem. He is a product design engineer and "an award-winning product development workhorse" who has been on TreeHugger several times. He is developing a project he calls "Amazon After" to deal with detritus, the purchase of Amazon that he no longer needs or wants.

It does not really exist, and it will not do it without Amazon; Scott tells us that it is "the concept that I am publicly releasing to Amazon, we are developing the application and Alexa's ability for this and we have most of the basic functions working".

I thought the idea of ​​a public release like this was a little weird, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it and thought he was into something. TreeHugger has never been a fan of conventional recycling, and put it well below our 7R,

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Reduce: Only use less.
He came back: The producers must recover what they sell.
Re-use: Almost boring, but we throw too many things too soon.
Repair: Fix and repair things instead of replacing them.
Fill: In Ontario, Canada, 88% of beer bottles are returned to the beer shop, washed and refilled; Just south of the US border. UU., The number falls to less than 5%.
Putrefaction: Compose what is left over, turning it into valuable nutrients.
Waste: They simply refuse to accept this garbage from the manufacturers anymore

Scott Amazon later is very similar Instead of just recycling, Scott points out that it can be difficult, because "most people do not know if your item can be recycled or not, where to send or bring the item if you can," and like that our 7 alternatives to recycling, Scott's software gives you many options; You can give it away, donate it, update it, rent it, lend it, exchange it, pawn it, revive it or, when everything else fails, recycle it.

It can work really well because, of course, Amazon knows everything it has bought and knows how much it is worth.

Alexa sells my guitar© Scott Amron / Amazon After

Everything you bought on Amazon is rated by value in Amazon later. It keeps a cumulative total, so you can see how much cash you can access in real time if you decide to liquidate your purchased belongings in Amazon. See when you bought each item, what you originally paid, and how much time left for active guarantees with Amazon later

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It can also be really creepy.

Amazon after coffee© Scott Amron / Amazon After

Devices enabled for IoT can inform Amazon later and notify you if they have not been used for a while. For example: you can get a pop-up window or a notification of Amazon later indicating that your coffee machine has not been used in 14 months and that it is currently worth $ 118. You can then choose to have it sold instantly.

Scott points out that "Alexa (Amazon) already knows what you have and everything about your items." And there is no doubt that this may be useful information that can make your life easier (or even your death: the command "Try Alexa, Sell all my stuff"), ideal for when you move or classify the belongings purchased at Amazon. of someone who died. ") You can reduce waste and save money.

Amazon after prototype© Scott Amron / Amazon After

But I can not help thinking that if Alexa knows a lot about you and all your things, then you should go out more. That is too much information. That perhaps we should press a little less the purchase button with a single click and not buy so many things that we are in such a hurry to get rid of. But that's just me.

Or is that? Scott is making a public presentation of this idea, why do not we tell him what we think?

What do you think about the idea of ​​Amazon After?

Design engineer Scott Amron foresees a new way to help him sell, donate, rent or reactivate things he no longer needs (or should not have bought in the first place)

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