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    Walmart Goes Solar in Puerto Rico

    Monday, July 27th, 2009

    From Wal-Mart:
    Walmart and SunEdison Announce Solar Energy Pilot in Puerto Rico Largest Solar Energy Project to Help Puerto Rico Reach its Solar Potential
    Walmart Puerto Rico and SunEdison, North America’s largest solar energy services provider, today announced plans to deploy rooftop solar systems on five Walmart PR stores with the potential for 23 stores over […]

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    Wal-Mart Mexico to Promote “Green” Products / Wal-Mart de México promoverá productos “verdes”

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

    Walmart stores across Mexico and their suppliers* have launched for “Earth Month” (April 16 to May 3) an aggressive environmental awareness campaign in the press, radio and television promoting sustainable products and showing that purchasing them does not hurt the customers’ budgets.
    “At Wal-Mart de México we work hand-in-hand with our suppliers to encourage them to […]

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    Wal-Mart Mexico Promotes Exchange for Energy-Efficient Appliances

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

    Wal-Mart Mexico is joining the Energy Secretariat’s (SENER) expanded Ahorra Energía para Vivir Mejor (“Save Energy to Liver Better”) program for promoting the exchange of old refrigerators and air conditioners for new energy-efficient models.  The 17 Walmart, 62 Bodega Aurrerá and eight Sam’s Club stores in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Michoacán can trade […]

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    Sam’s Club in Brazil Introduces Reusable Bags for Wines / Sam’s Club lança sacolas retornáveis para vinhos

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

    Watching Wal-Mart take steps to implement its pledge to reduce plastic shopping bag use (or “carry bags” as my British friends call it) in its Latin American stores by 50% by 2013 has been a fascinating study of applying marketing savvy to a corporate social responsibility commitment.
    They started by supplying low-cost cotton carry bags in […]

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    Mexico’s Superama Chain to Recycle Plastic Bags

    Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

    Mexico’s Superama supermarket chain, a subsidiary of Wal-Mart de Mexico, has launched a campaign to collect and recycle plastic shopping bags.  The chain hopes to recycle at least one million bags annually, and notes that if they only meet (but not excede, as they hope to do) this goal, they will save 59.6 metric tons […]

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    Wal-Mart to Reduce Phosphates in Detergents, Promote Sustainable Packaging in Americas / Compromiso de Wal-Mart reducir fosfatos en detergente, promover envase más sustentables en las Américas

    Monday, January 26th, 2009

    From Wal-Mart:
    Wal-Mart Americas Aims to Reduce Detergent Phosphates 70%

    Company makes commitment to more sustainable packaging in the region

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. committed today to reduce phosphates in laundry and dish detergents in the Americas region by 70 percent by 2011. Wal-Mart also announced plans to accelerate its drive toward more sustainable packaging in the Americas region […]

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    Wal-Mart Mexico Installs Largest Photovoltaic Array in Latin America / Wal-Mart de México coloca la instalación fotovoltaica más grande de América Latina

    Monday, January 19th, 2009

    From Wal-Mart:
    Wal-Mart Mexico Inaugurates Largest Sun-Operated Photovoltaic Installation in Latin America

    1,056 solar panels were installed on the roof of Bodega Aurrera Aguascalientes
    140 tons of CO2 emissions will be eliminated
    Solar panels will generate 20% of the store’s energy requirements for a full year

    Wal-Mart Mexico successfully concluded the installation of a photovoltaic complex that will generate 20% […]

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    Wal-Mart’s Plastic Bag Reduction Strategy in Central America

    Thursday, January 15th, 2009

    Wal-Mart Central America is pursuing an interesting strategy to achieve its announced target of a 50% reduction in plastic bag use in its more than 500 stores in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua by 2013.  Whereas its brethren in Brazil have elected to offer discounts for consumers bringing their own alternatives to […]

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    Wal-Mart Promotes Cleaner Production & Energy Efficiency Among Its Central American Suppliers

    Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

    From Wal-Mart:
    Wal-Mart Stores and World Environment Center Launch Cleaner Production Partnership in Central America
    The World Environment Center (WEC), in partnership with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., today announced the launch of a major initiative which aims to increase cleaner production and energy efficiency (CP/EE) practices in two countries, El Salvador and Guatemala. The project is conducted through […]

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    Wal-Mart Brasil Provides Discounts for Not Using Plastic Bags

    Saturday, November 29th, 2008

    Wal-Mart Brasil is pursuing an interesting strategy to achieve its announced target of a 50% reduction in plastic bag use in its 340 stores by 2013.  It just launched a campaign in its nine Bompreço stores in the northeastern capitals of Recife, Pernambuco and Salvador, Bahia, whereby it gives an automatic discount to customers that […]

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