Mart to cut global plastic shopping bag waste
NEW YORK (Reuters) Wal Mart Stores Inc said on Thursday it will cut its worldwide plastic shopping bag waste by an average of 33 percent per store by 2013, an effort the world’s biggest retailer said could eliminate more than 135 million pounds of plastic waste globally.
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