Walmart Canada

First Name: 
Andrew
Last Name: 
Telfer
Email address: 
andrew.telfer@walmart.com
Organization's full name: 
Walmart Canada
City: 
Mississauga and across Canada
Province/Territory: 
Ontario
How many people does this proclamation represent?: 
95000people
Why did you proclaim Waste Reduction Week? What are you doing to help reduce and divert waste?: 
Walmart proudly supports Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Reducing waste is a pillar in our sustainability program, and we are very proud of the results we have achieved. In calendar 2015, Walmart Canada diverted 80% of our operational waste from landfill. We currently divert over 15 different waste-streams from landfill; from cardboard and plastics to tires and batteries, etc. In 2016, we are implementing a 5-cent user-fee on plastic bags across the country in a concerted effort to reduce the amount taken from our stores. Initial analysis indicates that we have reduced our number of plastic bags used by half -- so far. As well, during Earth Week back in April, we challenged elementary school students across the country to collect as many plastic bags as possible for responsible recycling through our Plastic Bag Grab event. At the end of the challenge, over 2 million plastic bags were collected and recycled. Through our partnership with Food Banks Canada, we donate as much food as we can to local food banks, and what cannot be donated is recycled through composting and anaerobic digestion.
Submit your signed letter or certificate proclaiming Waste Reduction Week: