Walmart is committed to achieve zero waste to landfills in its own operations and to date 75 percent of the materials that flow through its stores, clubs, and distribution centers globally are being diverted from landfills. The company repurposes and reuses materials throughout the supply chain to create new consumer goods, ranging from tires and pet supplies. Through a partnership with Sam’s Club U.S., Walmart operates a nationwide food waste recycling programme.
Outside of operations, Walmart is using its influential position as a global retailer to engage with suppliers to design products for after-use, optimise packaging and increase the use and availability of recycled content.
Walmart knows that the cycle of waste and materials is interconnected. Company aims to break the link between its growth and waste by eliminating waste in its own operations, and drive improvement upstream and downstream in the supply chain.
As a part of its 2025 Sustainability agenda Walmart aims to be supplied by 50 percent renewable energy, achieve zero waste to landfill in its own operations in the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Canada, and use 100 percent recyclable packaging in all of its U.S. private brand products.