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A Simple Way to Shop More Sustainably

By Neil Ashe, President & CEO, Walmart Global eCommerce

This week, Walmart is proud to unveil our new Sustainability Leaders shop on Walmart.com. This dedicated area within our eCommerce site makes it easier for our customers to find—and purchase — products made by companies that have scored well in our Sustainability Index. This is a big step in… Read More

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Closing the Loop on Recycling in America

By Manuel Gomez, VP of Sustainability, Walmart

When it comes to managing our trash, Americans are throwing away a lot of money. Because lots of people – 45% of U.S. residents, in fact – still don’t have easy access to recycling bins, recycling rates are low in many areas. In 2013, this caused cities to spend more than $7 billion on landfills… Read More

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Quirky, Yet Quality: Asda Campaign Explains Unsightly Produce

By Ian Harrison, Produce Technical Director, Asda

When you’re shopping for fruits and vegetables, do you pass over a carrot that’s not straight? Or a pear that’s not smooth? This type of produce still tastes great and is beautiful on the inside; it just isn’t 100% perfect on the outside.  This is the idea behind our new campaign at Asda,… Read More

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Get the Facts on Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

By Charles Zimmerman, VP International Design and Construction, Walmart

By now, most of us are familiar with the benefits of using LED or CFL light bulbs over traditional incandescent ones. First and foremost, they last longer— in fact years longer than traditional ones, which not only saves energy, but also money. (Which is why I just converted my own home’s… Read More

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Passion Fruit, Partnerships and a New Approach to Agriculture

By David Cheesewright, Walmart and Torgeir Kvidal, Yara

Editor’s Note: This week, more than 2,500 business, political and academic leaders are attending the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Walmart and Yara serve as co-chairs of the WEF New Vision for Agriculture initiative. This article originally appeared on the… Read More

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