Wal-Mart wants to boost recycled packaging content by 3 billion pounds – News – Plastics NewsPosted on March 17, 2014 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant wants to increase post-consumer recycled content in plastic packaging by 3 billion pounds by 2020.
That’s a three followed by a whole lot of zeros.
Putting the 3,000,000,000-pound goal in play, said Wal-Mart Director of Product Sustainability Rob Kaplan, is certainly meant to grab people’s attention and help steer them toward the use of post-consumer plastic content in packaging.
This is 3 million tonnes. That is about 10% of the USA plastic use per year. A welcome move. Let’s hope they pull it off.