Our goal is to create zero waste
We’re working toward a day when there will be no dumpsters behind our stores and clubs, and no landfills containing our throwaways. In 2011, our Walmart U.S. operations prevented more than 80% of store waste from going to landfills.
Our goal to create zero waste is motivating our associates and suppliers around the world to find solutions for excess food and develop ways to turn waste into revenue.
We're rethinking our processes and product presentation to cut back on unnecessary waste and save our customers money.
Last year, in stores around the world, we reduced plastic bag waste by approximately 3.1 billion bags. Our goal is to reduce the weight of plastic bag waste by an average of 33% per store by 2013.
Through a number of partnerships, we’re making it more convenient for our U.S. customers to recycle their electronics.