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• Walmart reported that it “has eliminated more than 80 percent of the waste that would go to landfills from its operations in California. The company's comprehensive waste reduction program that produced these results is now being implemented across Walmart's 4,400 stores, Sam's Club locations and distribution centers in the U.S., moving it closer to its global goal of creating zero waste.”

According to the announcement, “Achieving a similar 80 percent reduction in its landfill waste across the country would help Walmart prevent more than 11.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. This is equal to taking more than 2 million cars off the road for a year.”

• Walmart also announced that it plans to "accelerate" its efforts on sustainable agriculture. The company said that it “plans to triple the amount of food sourced from small and medium farmers by 2015 and provide training to 1 million farmers in its food-supply chain. In the U.S., Wal-Mart plans to double the amount of local produce bought in the U.S. to 10% of the produce it sells in the country. It also plans to invest more than $1 billion in perishable food supply chain around the world. The company said it also aims to cut food waste by 15% in its emerging market stores and clubs and by 10% in the U.S. and other developed markets."
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