Category Archives: Sustainability

food waste

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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Greenpeace: Retailers Can Do More to Reduce Plastic Waste — GroceryDive.com

  Consumer awareness of sustainability issues has resulted in a movement to reduce single-use plastics in food packaging. Still, activist group Greenpeace believes that retailers could be doing more: “Single-use plastic reduction has been in the spotlight for months as consumer sentiment continues to favor eco initiatives, and Greenpeace’s new report could put even more pressure on retailers to cut back on plastic bags and packaging. Although many companies are making strides to reduce their footprint, more can be done,...

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Walmart, US Solar Announce Agreement for 36 Community Solar Gardens — Walmart.com

Walmart has signed an agreement to subscribe to US Solar’s community solar gardens: “‘Solar is a vital component of Walmart’s expanding renewable energy portfolio,’ said Mark Vanderhelm, Vice President of EnergyUS Solar’s 36 one-megawatt (MW) community solar gardens will generate clean, renewable energy and provide energy savings to Walmart locations in 13 separate counties. The first solar gardens have completed construction and the remainder are targeted to be online by the first half of 2020.for Walmart Inc.” P.S. Walmart is...

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Report: Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastics — CBC.ca

Canada is reportedly planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021: “According to the source, the full list of plastics to be banned by the federal government will follow the model chosen by the European Union, which voted in March to also ban products made of oxo-degradable plastics, such as bags. Oxo-degradable plastics include additives that don’t completely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces and remain in the environment.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and asks suppliers to...

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Walmart Joins Retailers in Packaging Reduction Initiatives — Forbes.com

Walmart and other retailers are striving to reduce product packaging: “Product packaging represents 65% of household trash, and lots of discarded dollars. For every $10 shoppers spend on goods, 10% is tossed away in the form of packaging, according to the University of Southern Indiana.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and asks suppliers to participate in green initiatives. If you need help making sense of all this, our experts stand ready to help. Book an appointment today.

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Target Launches New Private Label Brand — CNBC

Target has launched a “green,” private label brand of household care products: “The launch is part of Target’s ongoing investment to roll out more in-house brands, including recent lines for apparel, furniture and home decor. The company is on track to have over two-dozen of its own new private labels in stores by the end of the year. These brands offer the retailer higher profit margins since it can set its own prices and bypass any middlemen.” P.S. Retailers are...

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Climate Change Impacts Retail — RetailDive

Consumers are hopeful that retailers and other businesses to take leadership in sustainability efforts: “But, there is a current of revolution on the horizon, with companies caving to consumer pressure to improve processes and prove that they are adopting sustainable practices. A 2017 study by Cone Communications found that 63% of Americans want businesses to take the lead on driving social and environmental change in the absence of government regulation. Additionally, shopping habits have also slowly started to shift, as...

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Walmart China Reports Reduced Emissions — Walmart.com

Walmart China announced that it has reduced emissions by almost three and a half metric tons: “Walmart announced today that its suppliers have reported avoiding 3.46 million metric tons (CO2e) of greenhouse gas emissions in the Chinese value chain as part of Project Gigaton China.” P.S. Walmart remains committed to its sustainability goals. All suppliers need to do their part to keep costs, and waste, down. Our experts can help you streamline your logistics so that you have more time...

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Walmart Pushes for More Sustainable Textiles — Walmart.com

Walmart is pushing its textile suppliers to focus on sustainability throughout the production chain: “With the global population expected to rise, demand for things like apparel, towels and other fabric products will continue to increase as our resources become scarcer. That’s why Walmart is working with suppliers to improve sustainability across the textile value chain.” P.S. If you are a textile supplier, these compliance challenges affect you. Our experts might be able to help you streamline your supply chain logistics...

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Walmart’s Sustainability Goals — Walmart.com

Walmart has some exciting news from its recent sustainability summit, including progress on Project Gigaton and new reusable shopping bags: “Retailer will provide more convenient access to reusable bags for purchase at U.S. stores and continues to make progress towards its goals to work with suppliers to avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global value chains” P.S. Walmart is serious about sustainability. Our experts can offer guidance that allows you to improve your relationship with your Walmart buyer and develop more...

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