Walmart Commits to Zero Landfill Waste

September 4, 2018

Walmart stores in the United States, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom have a sustainability goal of zero waste by 2025. The international retailer has already diverted 81 percent of its U.S. waste and 78 percent of its global waste from landfills, Environmental Leader reports.

Walmart has reduced food waste by various means, including donating unsold food to local food banks and repurposing inedible food through animal feed and composting. For nonfood waste, the retailer has donated or recycled surplus products, switched to reusable packing containers, and recycled secondary packaging.