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US Wal-Mart Goes for Full Eco-friendly Packaging by 2025

April 19, 2009: 07:18 AM EST
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer is aiming to become one of the greenest, with all its 4,100 US stores aiming to reuse or recycle all their discarded packaging by 2025. Among the methods being discussed are promoting the habit of reusable bags by customers and reusing oil. The group buys from more than 60,000 suppliers worldwide and expects its eco-packaging policy will cut waste by 5 percent. It already recycles 180 million pounds of materials a year. The British division expects to achieve full recycling by 2010.
Dominic Rushe, "Walmart aspires to be jolly green giant", Times Online (UK), April 19, 2009, © Times Newspapers Ltd
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