2. Reducing Waste According to Who?
Walmart’s sustainability program does not address the issue of short-lived products and the resulting increase in landfill waste. The gains made by the company’s much-publicized store waste reduction program and its initiative to reduce energy use in its supply chain — a program in only 1% of the Chinese factories that supply Walmart’s stores — are miniscule compared to the volume of pollution and trash created by the expanded pace of consumption that Walmart fosters.
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