The world’s biggest retailer has plans to recycle plastic waste by 2020, and one way to do it would be by using plastic flooring, according to a new study.
Walmart’s Plastic Waste Reduction Initiative, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, would help the retailer recycle plastic from its more than 8 million outlets by the year 2020.
The program would also help Walmart cut its waste by nearly 80% by 2020 compared to 2005 levels, the study said.
Walter Foy, a former executive at the International Plastic Recycling Federation, a nonprofit organization that supports plastic recycling efforts, said the goal is to help Walmart reduce plastic waste from its stores by 2020.
“Walmart is the single largest producer of plastic and other recyclable products in the United States,” Foy said.
“It’s important for us to help make a difference.”
The report’s authors, from the University of Michigan, found that the U.S. had about 20,000,000 metric tons of plastic waste in its environment.
That’s roughly the same amount as the U .
K. produces in a year, and about 1.6% of the country’s annual production, according the study.
The recycling program could help Walmart get rid of plastic in about two to three years, Foy added.
“It’s really not about getting rid of it,” he said.
“We can recycle all that waste.
We can use it in all sorts of ways.”
The study’s authors found that Walmart recycled about one-third of its plastic waste last year, which they said was the most recent time that had happened in nearly 40 years.
Walmart says it is currently recycling between 80% and 90% of its waste.
Wal-Mart’s Plastic Recycle initiative has been in place since 2011.
The plan calls for Walmart to recycle as much as 5% of all its waste annually by 2020 by the use of a plastic-recycled roofing material.
The company said it is also considering using recycled paper, which would be used to make roofing materials.
The plan also calls for using recycled materials to make plastic bags.
That material, according a Walmart spokesman, could be recycled for household and industrial uses.
The company said that it has recycled over 8 million square feet of roofing in the U, and has reclaimed more than 3 million square yards of plastic from other facilities.