Target Aims to Cut Landfilled Waste by 15 Percent

Minneapolis-based Target has announced a series of environmental goals — and included among the aims of the big-box retailer is a 15 percent reduction in the amount of waste the company sends to landfills by 2016.

The company also wants to, by 2016, reduce water usage by 10 percent per square foot, greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent per square foot and earn the Energy Star label from the Environmental Protection Agency for at least 75 percent of its buildings.

“Target has long invested in the health and sustainability of our communities by integrating rigorous programs throughout our business that reduce our environmental impact,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target. “We believe the commitments announced today will guide our ongoing efforts to further engage Target suppliers, team members and guests in our sustainability initiatives.”


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