Signs mark the Amazon Fulfillment facility in Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., February 1, 2018.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Amazon is launching a new program that allows third-party sellers to donate their excess and returned goods.
The company is partnering with charities and nonprofits in the United States and United Kingdom.
The launch comes after investigations found that Amazon destroys unsold products.
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Amazon is making a big push to help third-party sellers donate their unsold products instead of trashing them.

The online retail giant is launching a new program called Fulfillment by Amazon Donations, where eligible excess and returned products from sellers will be donated to nonprofits and charities in the United States and United Kingdom.

The donation program will kick off in September, and the donation option will automatically apply to inventory that sellers choose to dispose of manually, says an email that an Amazon seller appears to have recently received. CNBC earlier reported the program’s existence.

The launch comes after investigations from a French TV station and UK-based news outlet The Daily Mail found that Amazon destroys unsold items — even those that are worth hundreds of dollars. The French TV station, called M6, filmed a “destruction zone” where items are junked as part of a documentary.

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