17 Apr '12, 4pm

Walmart's Gives Itself a Green Pat on the Back With Its New Sustainability Report

Walmart has just released its latest sustainability report, covering how much it has reduced waste, increased locally grown produce, increased renewable energy usage, and a whole host of chest-puffingly good green stuff. Anyone who's followed what I've written about Walmart in the past probably knows that I'm no big fan of the Bentonville behemoth. Strictly from an environmental perspective, the distance between Walmart's laudable eco-claims and how well that's actually put into practice is significant. Plus, some of Walmart's biggest green impact is in its very model of business, and not even hinted at in its internal critique. And then there's the fact that I just hate big box stores, that model of development, and frankly no amount of superficial greening will change that. It's a detestable state of affairs that I want no part of. Which is all to say, what follows is wh...

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