Walmart adds new goals to sustainability effort, including 15% plastic reduction


Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age



Walmart is embarking on several new initiatives across its supply chain as part of a push to become a more regenerative company.


After launching a set of ambitious sustainability goals, including reaching zero emissions across its global operations by 2040, in September 2020, Walmart has added number of new commitments, including a goal of a 15% absolute reduction of its virgin plastic footprint by 2025, which includes any plastic that is produced from new materials, rather than recycled ones.  The retailer intends to reduce the amount of plastic used altogether, as well as replace it with recycled content and reused materials. This is in addition to Walmart’s existing target to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable private-brand packaging by 2025.


Walmart said  it is striving toward becoming a “regenerative” company – one that places nature and humanity at the center of its business and works to restore, renew, replenish and preserve the planet...


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