Wal-Mart Wants to Eliminate All Packaging Waste by 2025

Posted by Trish Riley, April 20, 2009

While we might feel skeptical about Wal-Mart as a community business partner, citing the effect that competing with their stores has had on some small businesses across the country, as well as questions regarding their employee health insurance costs, staffing policies and resistance to employee unions, it’s undeniable that Wal-Mart has taken a lead in developing sustainable business practices. This turn-around in company policy has resulted in strengthening the sustainability movement and helping hundreds of thousands of business members and customers to implement green business practices. Making products such as CFL light bulbs and organic produce, and refusing to carry products which have been linked to health safety issues such as baby bottles made with bisphenol-A and milk from cows fed growth hormones, helps bring these products to the public on a massive scale, lowering the costs and protecting our health and environment.

Here’s more information about Wal-Mart’s latest initiative to help reduce waste, saving trees and energy: Wal-Mart Wants to Eliminate All Packaging Waste by 2025 · Environmental Leader · Green Business, Sustainable Business, and Green Strategy News for Corporate Sustainability Executives.