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Natural polyol in Mexican green sandal

Dow Chemical, Wal-Mart Mexico and Grupo Ravi have joined forces to create “Green Comfort” sandal for women in Mexico. The companies said the shoe soles and insole is made up of Dow’s natural oil-based polyols. “The eco-sandal is produced with vegetable pigmented leathers, zero solvents in the manufacturing process and is sold with 100% recyclable […]

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Wal-Mart creates green council

The emperor of retailers has formed its own Green Jobs Council comprising representatives from Wal-Mart’s kingdoms ..err..divisions, as well as representatives from its suppliers across various industries. Wal-Mart said the Green Council will facilitate the creation of US green jobs starting off with Wal-Mart’s recent initiative to source some of its Texas stores’ electricity from […]

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Solar consumer products boom

Wal-Mart is expecting a bigger demand for solar-based consumer products and is already stocking its solar charger kits for sale next year, according to this press release from Canada-based ICP Solar Technologies, a manufacturer of proprietary solar panels and products. ICP said an estimated $1m worth of Coleman-branded solar charger kits will be sold next […]

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Wal-Mart enforces Chinese green rules

No cheating in Wal-Mart supply chain is emphasized at the company’s China summit this week in Beijing, attended by the retail giant’s more than 1,000 leading suppliers as well as Chinese government officials and non-government organizations. Wal-Mart president and CEO Lee Scott said: “I firmly believe that a company that cheats on overtime and on […]

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No plastic bag ban from Wal-Mart

Much to the relief of the chemical and plastic manufacturing community, the big box retailer giant Wal-Mart opts to reduce, reuse and recycle instead of implementing plastic shopping bag bans.Yesterday, Wal-Mart announced its goal to reduce its global plastic shopping bag waste by an average of 33% per store by 2013, amounting to more than […]

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BPA is safe says FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report last week Thursday stating that there is no health risk in the use of bisphenol-A in food containers for infants and adults. The FDA is still proposing more testing strategy to erase the uncertainties surrounding BPA’s use in food contact materials but for now the […]

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More sustainability at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is polishing its green image with more sustainability activities. Yesterday, the company announced that it joined the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Global Forest and Trade Network, which aims to eradicate global illegal logging. Wal-Mart said it plans to phase out illegal wood sources from its supply chain and increase its proportion of wood products […]

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Bubbling green goals for Wal-Mart

Speaking of cleaning industry, Wal-Mart said it completed its goal of selling only concentrated liquid laundry detergent in all of its US and Canadian stores. Wal-Mart said it expected to save more than 400 million gallons of water, more than 95 million pounds of plastic resin, and more than 125 million pounds of cardboard with […]

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ADM on eco-hot seat

Archer Daniels Midland’s CEO Patricia Woertz was ambushed by several members of the Rainforest Action Network at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO: nomics conference in California last week, demanding she sign a petition for ADM to stop using palm oil from endangered forests in Southeast Asia, according to the WSJ’s blog Environmental Capital. The WSJ […]

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Retailers stop toying with standards

No more child’s play for retailers when it comes to selling toy products. Toys “R” Us and Wal-Mart recently announced stricter standards for their toys’ product safety requirements such as increased quality assurance testing and reduction or phaseout of certain chemicals and metals in toys. Toys “R” Us said all of their products in the […]

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