Wal-Mart Start Scorecard to Reduce Packaging

“Wal-Mart has made a commitment to reducing waste in packaging in order to sustain our resources and environment and to reduce total system costs. They made scorecard to gather information from product suppliers , and the suppliers will in turn have a chanc e to meet with Wal-Mart buyers to learn about additional ways to improve.

The goal of the scorecard is to help the retailer reduce packaging 5% by 2013. During the first month after the scorecard was launched v endors logged onto the web site and 117 products were entered into the system. The scorecard evaluates product packaging based on greenhouse gas emissions.

At Wal-Mart ‘ s Sustainability Packaging Exposition this year, 130 packaging suppliers will demonstrat e alternatives to traditional packaging to close to 3,000 product suppliers .

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