Can You Influence What's on Walmart's Shelves?

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Currently, Wal-Mart recycles about 180 million pounds of metal, paper and plastic annually. Photo: Operationitch.wordpress.com
Currently, Wal-Mart recycles about 180 million pounds of metal, paper and plastic annually. Photo: Operationitch.wordpress.com

Love that new shirt you bought that’s made from water bottles? Won’t stop telling your friends they really need those recycled glass tumblers?

Now’s your chance to share your favorite recycled product with the world and, perhaps, help out the companies you love in the process.

Earth911′s sister company, Quest Resource Management Group, is looking for “the most innovative sustainable products and products made from recycled content.” Why, you ask?

Quest is gathering products to present at an exclusive event to be held Oct. 2. The event’s main purpose is to expose these products to buyers and sustainability teams at the Walmart/Sam’s Club headquarters, in Bentonville, Ark., in the hopes they will be used in Walmart’s retail operations, including the company’s stores and clubs, distribution centers and fleet of trucks.

How do you get involved? Email your suggestions to socialmedia@earth911.com or simply leave your suggestion (include links please) in the comment section below. Earth911′s media team will make sure your suggestions are sent along to Quest.

Things to consider:

  1. Does the company manufacture unique products made from recycled content?
  2. Do its products promote the use of materials recovered from solid waste?
  3. Are the products made from sustainable materials that might be considered “non-traditional”?
  4. Do the products provide sustainable advantages for companies and organizations to utilize as part of their construction or in daily operations?

To learn more, read this release from Vertigent.