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When we talk about more sustainable packaging at Walmart, we're focusing on more than just smaller packaging. We're looking at the entire life cycle of packaging and knowing that improvement can take many forms: Rethinking a product. A few years ago, we began selling only concentrated liquid laundry detergent . By urging our suppliers to reexamine their products' formulation, we eliminated hundreds of millions of pounds of packaging and saved natural resources. Rethinking a process. By simply stacking Galaxy box fans differently on a shipping pallet, we saw annual savings of 10,000 pounds of plastic and 113 fewer trucks on the road, reducing diesel use by 12,600 gallons and freight costs by $150,000. Rethinking a presentation. By working directly with our large toy suppliers, Walmart has been able to eliminate the frustrating wire ties used to secure toys in packaging. Thi...

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