When Walmart is in the news, the last thing that you expect to read or hear is that the company is taking a positive step toward improving environmental health, but that is precisely what the latest news from the discount store chain concerns.
This week, Walmart announced intentions to stop carrying products that contain 10 toxic chemicals. The ban would be throughout all of their stores; however, it will not occur overnight. The company will not begin to make its anti-toxin push until January 2014 and will eliminate applicable products slowly. Walmart states that the company will have a major update on the progress available for the public in January 2016.
One thing that remains a mystery about the announcement is which toxins Walmart has chosen to eliminate. We'll continue to follow this story and let you know when Walmart reveals more.
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