Walmart Slashing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Walmart Inc, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas is the largest retailer in the world. Every week, over 250 million customers visit Walmart’s 11,200 stores, which are located in ten countries. Walmart is committed to the continued reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability.

In 2017, Walmart reduced their collective greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 million tons. The company’s goal is to cut their 2016 greenhouse gas emissions by 1,000 million tons by 2030. In 2017, Walmart increased their renewable energy usage to 28%. The company’s goal is to be powered by 50% renewable energy by 2025. In 2017, Walmart diverted 78% of its global waste from landfills. The company is committed to achieving “zero waste” in the very near future.

In my opinion, Walmart has made significant progress in reducing greenhouse gases and eliminating waste in their global operations. Companies like Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, GM, Microsoft and Walmart have made significant reductions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing waste in their respective operations. In my opinion, proponents of the “Green New Deal” should look to these corporate goliaths on how to develop and implement a greenhouse gas reduction program for our country.

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