In a surprising turn of events, Amazon has won the contest to fill the most landfills this holiday season. The competition was fierce with Walmart, Target, and Best Buy all coming in close behind. But it was the e-commerce giant that took home top honors.
“It’s an incredible honor,” said Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon. “We’ve been working hard all year to make sure that our customers receive subpar products which resulted in filling the most landfills during the holidays. I never expected to win such a prestigious award. We understand that our products have a short shelf life and are not always the most eco-friendly, but we believe it’s what our customers want,” said Bezos. “We plan on continuing to fill landfills for many years to come.”
The award ceremony was held in a landfill outside of Seattle. Bezos accepted the award with pride, thanking his team and customers for their part in making Amazon the number one landfill filler this holiday season. The landfill itself was overflowing with Amazon products, including thousands of Alexa devices and Kindles.
“We owe it all to our amazing customer service,” said Bezos. “We make sure that each customer receives a product that won’t work after about a week and then encourages them to throw it away instead of trying to fix the problem. This is a great honor that we won’t take lightly. We’ve really outdone ourselves this season,” said Bezos. “I’m confident that next year we’ll be able to fill even more landfills with our products.”
Walmart, Target, and Best Buy all offered congratulations to Amazon following the award ceremony. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said, “I’m proud of our team for their hard work in filling landfills this season. We weren’t able to fill as many landfills as Amazon this year, but we’ll come back next year with a vengeance.”
The competition for next year’s award is sure to be fierce and exciting. Who will win the contest? Only time will tell.