Sustainable Packaging Progress

We continue to collaborate with suppliers customers and communities to push toward our global, North American and U.S. sustainable packaging goals. The following represents our progress as of the end of FY2020, estimated based on supplier reports of primary packaging.

We continue to collaborate with suppliers customers and communities to push toward our global, North American and U.S. sustainable packaging goals. The following represents our progress as of the end of FY2020, estimated based on supplier reports of primary packaging.

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Total weight of Private Brand primary plastic packaging: >1,200,000 MT

Goal: 100% of Private Brand packaging is recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable by 2025

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Progress: 55% to goal.1

Goal: 17% of Private Brand plastic packaging is made of post-consumer recycled content by 2025

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Progress: 9% of Private Brand plastic packaging is made of post-consumer recycled content.2

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Total weight of Private Brand primary plastic packaging: >980,000 MT

Goal: 100% of our Walmart U.S. food and consumable Private Brand primary packaging labeled with the How2Recycle® label by 2022

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Progress: 50% to goal in Walmart and 38% to goal in Sam’s Club (by U.S. sales3).

Goal: 100% of general merchandise Private Brand primary plastic packaging is free of PVC by 2020

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Progress: 97% to goal.4

Goal: 20% of Private Brand plastic packaging in North America5 is made of post-consumer recycled content by 2025

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Progress: 7% of Private Brand plastic packaging in North America is made of post-consumer recycled content.2

1 Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single‐use plastic and reusable bags globally.
2 Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single‐use plastic and reusable bags globally. Packaging materials classified as “plastics plus fiber” were included in the denominator of this calculation but not in the numerator.
3 Walmart private brand suppliers representing 72% of U.S. private brand sales reported packaging data. This percentage excludes the sales of private brand items that do not use primary packaging.
4 Walmart private brand suppliers representing 70% of Walmart U.S. general merchandise private brand sales reported packaging data.
5 For this goal, North America includes Canada, U.S. and Mexico.