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Report: Wal-Mart sets waste-reduction goals

BY CSA STAFF

New York City Wal-Mart Stores wants to eliminate all waste by reducing, recycling or reusing everything that comes into its 4,100 American stores by 2025, and for its British operation, Asda, by 2010, according to UK Times Online.

The retailer recently hosted its fourth annual Sustainable Packaging Expo in Rogers, Ark., at which it discovered a cardboard box, made by Interstate Container, which stays waterproof for two weeks. The box is biodegradable and made of recycled cardboard and may help the chain meets its recycling goal, UK Times Online reported.

In highlighting the chain’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability, the report noted that the retailer had asked its air-conditioning suppliers to cut the energy use of their AC units. In response, Lennox developed an air conditioner that exceeded the U.S. Department of Energy standards by 60%. According to UK Times Online, Lennox now has the contract for all Walmart stores.

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Kroger announces second reusable bag contest

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CINCINNATI Kroger announced its second annual design a resuable shopping bag contest.

Through May 15, customers can create their designs and vote on their favorite entries online at www.kroger.com/green .Anyone who designs a bag and has a valid shopper card will receive an electronic coupon loaded directly to their card for a free reusable bag (99 cents value), where valid. Kroger has also partnered with CafePress so that designers can purchase a reusable bag featuring their design.

The winner of the contest will receive a $1,000 Kroger gift card and a chance to see their bag design sold in Kroger stores. Four finalists will be awarded $250 Kroger gift cards and five runners-up will receive $100 Kroger gift cards.

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Office Depot offers free resume copies and faxing

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BOCA RATON, Fla. Office Depot announce that it isoffering customers free copies of resumes and free faxing from April 19 to May 30.

Customers will be able to participate in this special offer by visiting the Design, Print, & Ship Depot center in any one of the more than 1,100 Office Depot retail store locations nationwide. Office Depot is providing free copies of resumes, up to 25 single-sided pages, as well as free faxing to five different domestic numbers, up to 25 pages in total.

“Times are tough, and whether you are looking to make a career move or seeking your first job out of school, Office Depot is helping our customers take care of business by providing a valuable service free of charge,” said George Hill, SVP Office Depot’s Design, Print, and Ship Depot. “From paper and portfolios to custom printing and shipping, Office Depot is truly a one-stop-shop for resume products and services.”

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