Packaging and Plastics Resources

and last updated on September 11, 2020 06:20 PM


Walmart aims to reduce environmental and social impacts of private brand and national brand packaging, while maintaining our ability to deliver quality products to customers. Below are supplemental resources to consider reviewing when designing new packaging, setting SMART goals, or measuring progress.

Measurement and Goal Setting

General Information
· SPC Goals
· COMPASS tool
· Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Global Commitment
· WWF’s ReSource plastic
· The Sustainability Consortium
· Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Playbook (Overview)

Walmart Private Brand Packaging Survey
· Walmart Private Brand Packaging guidance document
· Private Brand video: How to fill out the annual survey

Support Recycling

· Walmart Recycling Playbook
· APR Design for Recyclability Guidance
· APR Critical Guidance Recognition
· How2Recycle
· How2Recycle Member Platform
· Project Gigaton Calculators
·APR Webinar: Overview of Plastics Packaging
· APR Webinar: Why is/isn’t my plastic recyclable?
· APR Webinar: PET Packaging
· APR Webinar: HDPE and PP Packaging
· APR Webinar: Flexible Packaging (bags/wraps/films)
· APR Webinar: Using more PCR

Source Sustainably

Recycled Content
·Walmart Recycling Playbook
·Project Gigaton Calculators
·SPC’s Design for Recycled Content Guide
·APR Plastic Recycling Market Information and Services Directory

· SPC’s 101: Biobased, Biodegradable, Compostable
· How2Compost
· BPI Certified Compostable Label
· The SPC Position against Biodegradability Additives for Petroleum-Based Plastics
· APR Position Statement: Degradable Additives Use in Bottles, Forms, and Films
· Walmart Recycling Playbook

Optimizing Design
· Project Gigaton Calculators
· COMPASS tool
· EMF’s Reuse – Rethinking Packaging
· Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Playbook (Overview)