A new report by As You Sow, an organization that promotes corporate environmental responsibility, shows that a staggering $11.4 billion worth of recyclables enter landfills each year– materials that could be easily reused or recycled. Forty percent of the U.S. waste stream is comprised of packaging, most of which can be recycled, the report says. [...] Continue reading →
Written by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, Mother Nature Network Last week, Walmart released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report (GRR). The 2012 report covers sustainability issues at the retail giant during fiscal year 2011, which began on February 1, 2011 and ended on January 30, 2012. Walmart is a large company with a strong global presence and that [...] Continue reading →
Arizona State University is about to become a whole lot greener. Figuratively speaking, anyway. Walmart chairman of the board and co-chairman of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability Rob Walton and his wife, Melani, donated $27.5 million to the…… Continue reading →
Treecycling is the simple act of recycling your Christmas tree, rather than throwing it away, at the end of the season. By doing so, you extend your Christmas tree’s usability by allowing it to be turned into something else. Recycled trees are most commonly used for mulch, erosion protection, habitat creation and shoreline stabilization. However, [...] Continue reading →
The iPhone 5 hits stores on Oct. 14. And if you’re one of many iPhone addicts counting down the days, you may be faced with a disposal dilemma. What should you do with that old iPhone 4? Electronics reCommerce company Gazelle is teaming up with Walmart.com to give you an answer: Recycle it for cash! [...] Continue reading →
Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Washington, D.C. Mayor Annise Parker of Houston, TX, and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl of Evanston, IL, won top honors at the 2011 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards (sponsored by Walmart) on Friday…. Continue reading →
By recycling and donating, Walmart’s operations in California prevented more than 80 percent of their waste from ending up in landfills, the retailer reported last week. The company says it plans to roll out the same waste reduction program at its…… Continue reading →
One of the often forgotten elements of recycling is the need to make new products out of the material collected. For America’s largest retailer, that material is going “to the dogs,” so to speak. Walmart will begin selling pet…
USA Today carried an Op-Ed by Peter Lehner about lessons learned from the Gulf oil spill and the need to break our dangerous addiction to oil; another Editorial on a similar topic in the Charlotte Observer also quoted Peter… In the Miami Herald,… Continue reading →
Walmart plans to expand into urban markets with smaller stores that carry fresh food, writes Jayne O’Donnell in USA Today. O’Donnell reports that the giant retailer is looking for suitable locations in city environments across… Continue reading →
Have you ever noticed the clothing drop-off bins in mall parking lots and wondered what happened to the material? This isn’t just a way to unload last year’s fashion without rolled eyes from the thrift store fashion police.
In many cases, this material is not meant for a second-hand store at all, but is donated to [...] Continue reading →
For some companies, perhaps it will. Reinventing the wheel may help as well – or even a combination of both.
Boxes and wheels have been a subject of conversation in Steve Lindsey’s department for quite some time. As the director of security services for Walmart, his responsibility of monitoring and maintaining security for the world’s largest [...] Continue reading →
Time is a precious commodity. There never seems to be enough of it, and whether or not you’re having fun, it often flies by.
When it comes to living a greener lifestyle, time can grow in its significance, as it can sometimes restrict potential greenies from eco-friendly activities.
In fact, 13 percent of respondents from an Earth911.com [...] Continue reading →