Circularity

Packaging Q&A: Engineering Better Packaging

Product packaging has come under a lot of environmental scrutiny in the last decade. Packaging is in a difficult position – it’s both critical and temporary. No one knows more about this conundrum than Greg Fornasiero, Director of Packaging Engineering at The Home Depot. We’ve asked Greg to talk to Eco Actions about what The …
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Carbon Emissions

Merchant Q&A: EcoSmart LED Bulbs Offer New Options for Saving Energy

One of the easiest ways to make your home more sustainable is by switching to LED light bulbs. If you’re new to LEDs, you’ve picked a great time to make the switch. LED technology continues to improve and expand so that these energy-efficient bulbs are better, smarter and brighter than ever. That is certainly true …
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Carbon Emissions

The Home Depot Wins 2022 ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence

For the 11th time, The Home Depot has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for its partnership with ENERGY STAR. Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. The Home …
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Responsible Chemistry

Merchant Q&A: Better Options for Organic Gardens

It’s the busy season for The Home Depot’s outdoor garden department, and no one knows that better than Matt Elsey. He’s the Product Merchant in charge of fertilizer and seed. We’ve asked Matt to give Eco Actions some insight into the best options for organic gardeners. EA: How big is organic gardening at The Home …
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Carbon Emissions

Merchant Q&A: Transitioning to Battery Power for Outdoor Equipment

Will Hudson has been part of The Home Depot team for almost two decades. Today, he is the Senior Merchant for Outdoor Portable Power and Walk Mowers. We’ve invited him to Eco Actions to talk about the transition to battery power that’s happening in the Lawn and Garden department, and what it means for the …
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Responsible Chemistry

Merchant Q&A: Cleaning Products Get Better, Smaller and Cleaner

Gina Perry has been part of The Home Depot team for over two decades. Today, she is the Senior Product Merchant for Cleaning. We’ve invited Gina to speak with Eco Actions about the changes that the cleaning category has undergone in recent years, how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way consumers think about cleaning …
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Sustainable Forestry

Sourcing Responsibly: Sustainable Forestry

The Home Depot’s focus on selling products made from sustainable sources of wood dates to 1994, when certified-sustainable wood shelving first arrived in our aisles. We recognize the positive impact we can achieve by working with suppliers that adhere to set standards of forest management and tree species selection. To help protect endangered forests and …
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Sustainable Forestry

Holistic Harvesting Allows Sustainably Managed Forests to Eliminate Waste

Along with a commitment to sustainable forest management, MRC is dedicated to minimizing waste by ensuring that every part of every tree is used. To get a sense for how invested MRC is to holistic utilization, consider the end-to-end process by which each part of the tree is repurposed. Processing Trees from the Top Down …
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