Category Archives: Sustainability

Walmart Drops Supplier Over Environmental Concerns — KeloLand.com

Walmart has dropped a supplier accused of not accurately reporting environmental data: “Water Gremlin has been under scrutiny since the beginning of the year for failing to accurately report the release of toxic chemicals for more than 15 years. Walmart says once current inventory is sold, it will discontinue the companies items.” P.S. Walmart has taken the initiative when it comes to green business practices. Our experts can help you learn how you can remain in compliance with Walmart’s standards. Book...

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CPG Companies Take the Lead on Recycling — ProgressiveGrocer.com

CPG companies and federal legislators are working together to encourage recycling, particularly in the area of product packaging: “Sponsored by Reps. Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., and Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., the RECOVER Act would provide monetary assistance via block grants at the local level to support and expand existing recycling infrastructure and programs. The RECYCLE Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., would fund education and public awareness programs for residential recycling to help boost collection and decrease...

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Sustainability Concerns May Drive Fast Fashion Backlash — Washington Post

The bankruptcy of Forever 21 might indicate that consumers are rethinking fashion that is cheap yet unsustainable: “But when Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy this week and announced it would close 350 stores worldwide, it became latest retail casualty of changing consumer habits. There were a number of reasons for its decline — including an overreliance on mall stores and its failure to invest online — but analysts say its troubles also signal a shift in consumers’ thinking about what...

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Amazon India and Flipkart to End Single-Use Plastic — TechCrunch

Amazon India and Flipkart will be working to reduce and eliminate single-use plastic in its supply chain: “Amazon said on Wednesday it will replace all single-use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions. The move follows Flipkart’s announcement last week when it said it had already cut its reliance on single-use plastic by 25% and intended to move entirely to recycled plastic consumption in its supply chain by March 2021.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and...

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Walmart Starts Pollinator Gardens — Walmart.com

Walmart has started pollinator gardens at some of its retail stores: “BENTONVILLE, Ark., August 30, 2019 — Walmart has planted 21 pollinator gardens at retail locations throughout Oregon, Washington and North Carolina. The gardens serve a dual purpose of adding to the beautification of the outdoor grounds at designated store properties and seeking to increase pollinators including bees and butterflies, which have suffered population declines in recent decades.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and asks suppliers to participate in...

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Walmart’s Sustainability Index Now Known as THESIS — SustainableBrands.com

Walmart’s sustainability index has become an industry standard. It also has a new name: THESIS. “Known to many as the Walmart Sustainability Index, this is the system used by Walmart and a number of other retailers to measure the sustainability progress of all their suppliers. Target, Amazon, Sam’s Club, Walgreens and Kroger are just a few of the other retailers using the system, which tracks the sustainability performance of products across over 100 consumer goods categories.” P.S. Walmart is a...

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Suppliers Invest in Better Packaging — RetailWire.com

CPG brands are actively working to improve their product packaging, making it more sustainable and functional: “While 85 percent of respondents said that they had been working toward changing packaging materials to make them more recyclable, there were other significant trends in the packaging landscape discussed in the study which all require investment in innovation. CPG companies have made moves into easier-to-open packaging (57 percent), single-serve packaging (51 percent) and packaging with different formats, printing and textures to match the...

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition Appoints New Executive Director — Fibre2Fashion.com

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, of which Walmart is a member, has appointed Amina Razvi as its new executive director: “’On behalf of the SAC Board, I am thrilled to announce Razvi’s appointment as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s executive director. Amina’s vision, exceptional accomplishments and leadership capabilities show that she is the leader we need to elevate the SAC into the future and drive measurable impact reductions,’ said Sean Cady, VF Corporation global vice president for sustainability and responsibility, and the...

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Consumers Concerned About Ethical Food Sourcing — FoodDive.com

U.S. consumers are talking about ethical and sustainable food sourcing issues online: “One-quarter of U.S. consumers are actively engaged in online conversations about responsible food sourcing, according to recent research from The Center for Food Integrity. The group analyzed millions of online engagements in real time and found more groups than just Generation Z are interested in ethical food sourcing.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing and asks suppliers to participate in green initiatives. If you need...

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Food Waste Tied to Supply Chain — FoodDive.com

Food waste in the United States, and elsewhere, is a major issue. There is now evidence that at least some food waste is the result of supply chain inefficiencies: “While it may be easy to point fingers at picky American consumers as the heart of the problem, there are issues throughout the supply chain. 40% of the waste in North America is caused by something other than the consumer, according to FAO.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and asks...

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