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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wal-Mart Dumping Powdered Detergents

This is especially interesting as I just heard at the Recycling Coordinator Certification Workshop that Wal-Mart is driving many products to "go green." I think it has more to do with greenbacks than the environment - you see they will save fuel and have more space on the shelves - but I suppose it's all good in the end.

Wal-Mart will start selling only concentrated liquid laundry detergent, a move the world's biggest retailer says will save millions of pounds ofpackaging each year.

Wal-Mart said that its stores account for 25 percent of liquid laundrydetergent sales in the United States and that its effort will save 400 million gallons of water, 95 million pounds of plastic and 125 million pounds of cardboard. The company would also save fuel by transporting less mass. The concentrated liquid detergent will arrive on all shelves at U.S.Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores by May. Stores in the South will receive the smaller liquid detergent containers starting next month, and the rollout will continue by region.

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