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Wal-Mart Stores to Label Recyclable Food and Consumable Products Packaging

The labels will have information that explains what type of material the package is made of and what parts of the package are recyclable.

To reduce the amount of packaging sent to landfill, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will soon begin using a voluntary labeling system to notify consumers of recyclables food and consumable products packaging. The system, which was created by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, will create labels with information that explains what type of material the package is made of and what parts of the package are recyclable.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc. has more:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will begin using a voluntary labeling system on food and consumable products to help customers understand how to recycle packages.

Laura Phillips, Wal-Mart's senior vice president for sustainability, said Tuesday during the company's Sustainable Packaging Summit that "How2Recycle" labels will appear on its private-brand packages.

The system was created by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition -- a membership-based group consisting of nearly 200 businesses, educational institutions and government agencies -- with the goal of reducing the amount of packaging that is thrown away.

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