Archive for Friday, December 23, 2005

Recycling service

December 23, 2005


To the editor:

I would like to thank Wal-Mart for the recycling center they provide to our community. The center not only helps conserve natural resources via recycling, but also saves our community money by reducing the burden on our trash collection and landfill services.

As a winner of the 2005 Waste News Environmental Award, Wal-Mart is being recognized for its many environmentally friendly practices. For example, they are utilizing a wind turbine to provide power to a store in Texas, are experimenting with solar-powered stop signs, are now using bio-based plastics for produce, and have pledged to invest $500 million annually in technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase its trucking fleet's fuel efficiency by 25 percent.

Lawrence has benefited for several years since Wal-Mart first opened their "environmentally friendly" store in Lawrence, and we continue to benefit with their commitment to providing a great recycling center for our community.

Thanks, again, Wal-Mart. Keep up the good work.

Stanley Rasmussen,



Richard Heckler 12 years, 6 months ago

They still treat too many employees like crap.

sweetpeagj 12 years, 6 months ago

just ask them whow well they treat their employees though. They have the public image they would like everyone to see but a lousy company to work for.

mefirst 12 years, 6 months ago

How much are they paying you, Stanley?

mermily 12 years, 6 months ago

wal-mart has good environmental practices? wow- having read a laundry list of their recent violations and fines nation wide, i never would have thought that was the case.

they make money off of the recycling center- don't forget that. naturally making money is just fine, but let's not pretend their motivation is altruistic. look to their environmental practices that don't yield revenue (how they store their pesticides, etc;) and you'll see where they really fall on the topic.

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