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Walmart Sustainable Packaging Playbook

Optimize Design. Source Sustainably. Support Recycling. These are the three goals Walmart has outlined in its forward-thinking "Sustainable Packaging Playbook." The document is in line with the retail giant’s zero-waste goal and was unveiled in October 2016 during the company’s Walmart Sustainable Packaging Summit. The guide aims to rally support for sustainable packaging from vendors, store buyers, packaging suppliers and consumers. 

The Playbook provides guidance to private-label manufacturers, brand-owner vendors and packaging suppliers in regards to how they can make improvements across each priority area, thereby increasing their Sustainability Index score and reducing costs.

In addition to best practices, the document includes links to additional resources and Walmart partners, including the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the Closed Loop Fund, the Association of Plastic Recyclers, and The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), who provided expert input for the guide.

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