2 3 live&learn&rejoice: pr scores on going green

April 21, 2011

pr scores on going green

How can Walmart even pretend to be committed to creating zero waste when the brand new Walmart in my neighborhood doesn't even offer the option of paper bags at check-out & their larger-sized reusable bags for sale are not located conveniently at the check-out so that you can buy an extra one if necessary (they are only available back in the frozen food section)?

I've written the local mgmt and suggested paper bags, which seems an obvious step in the direction of creating zero waste to me but as the store continues to bag everything in plastic and my email was sent months ago, it seems safe to assume that my suggestion will not get implemented.

In any event, hats off to the Walmart pr department for promoting a very impressive  "environmental and social responsibility report" regardless of their practices.

In its 2011 environmental and social responsibility report, Walmart looks at its progress on the three ambitious goals set in 2005 — to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy, create zero waste and offer sustainable products — and related plans. Although Walmart details the work it’s done related to the goals and gives figures on other goals, it doesn’t have specifics on where it is in relation to those three main efforts.

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