Today Walmart announced a new effort to eliminate single-use packaging. Now Walmart plans to sell products from Heinz, Cascade, Venus, and more in reusable packaging.
This new program is being tested with Walmart+ customers in Northwest Arkansas and it is called InHome X Loop.
With this new program, Walmart customers can return empty packages of popular items for Walmart to reuse. This will reduce the amount of plastic waste that gets created every day.
Here is how Amazon describes this new Walmart+ InHome x Loop:
We teamed up with circular reuse platform Loop and a number of brands to launch Walmart+ InHome x Loop, a pilot program that aims to provide a convenient way to eliminate single-use packaging and reduce plastic from many everyday purchases. Walmart+ InHome customers in Northwest Arkansas can now place online orders to receive delivery of some of their favorite brands in reusable and returnable packaging.
“Through expanding sustainable choices, helping reduce waste and introducing new circular business models, we’re continuing to advance sustainability across Walmart. Our hope? To make the sustainable choice the everyday and affordable choice for our customers.” Walmart said in a statement on its website.
Walmart also announced a partnership with OLAY to only sell products in 100% recycled jars for select products.
The last big announcement today was that Walmart would be eliminating single-use bags in more states. Walmart will also be offering bag opt-outs nationally allowing customers to decline the use of plastic bags.
“We’re expanding our efforts to reduce single-use bags to four more states in line with local regulatory changes: As of this week, Walmart stores in Delaware, Oregon, Washington D.C. and Washington state will not offer single-use bags at the frontend or pickup. By eliminating single-use bags in a total of 10 states in the U.S. as well as Walmart Canada and Mexico, we anticipate avoiding the use of almost 2 billion single-use plastic and paper bags every year. And by the end of this year, we aim to allow most Walmart customers to opt out of bags for their pickup orders nationwide.” Walmart said in a statement on their website.