“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 .
History of The Day
During a Laughlin AFB, Texas, airshow, USAF Thunderbirds No. 6, an North American F-100D-20-NA Super Sabre, 55-3520, piloted by Capt. Merrill A. "Tony" McPeak, crashes, but he succeeds in ejecting as the plane broke up. As McPeak pulls up to begin a series of vertical rolls, the wing center box fails at ~6.5 Gs, and the engine catches fire as the center fuel tank ruptures, dumping fuel into the engine bay. Pilot ejects and lands near to the crowd. This crash limited flying on all USAF Super Sabres to 4G. This was the first Thunderbird crash during a performance. - 21st October 1967