A Walmart store is located within 10 miles of 90% of the U.S. population
About 240 million consumers visit the nearly 11,000 stores and online websites every week across 20 countries.
Walmart has announced a real innovation to their packaging by moving away from plastic shipping bags to recyclable and biodegradable paper material. Leaning even further into a future of sustainability, they are using “right-sized” shipping boxes so there are fewer packing materials inside the boxes.
Clearly, smaller packages require less material and less space in transportation vehicles. By reducing packaging waste, Walmart can be a true leader in the shift toward sustainability.
Walmart is also using AI to help discern if an online order can be delivered from a store closer than a fulfillment center. This change uses less fuel, fewer boxes, and reduces pollution. Customers will also be able to elect never to have their online pickup orders placed in plastic bags. This rollout will be implemented nationwide before Q1 of 2024.