Circularity

Our Commitment to Sustainable Packaging

In 2020, The Home Depot announced its commitment to eliminating expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film from private-label packages by 2023. While they are inexpensive and easy to use, EPS and PVC are considered hard-to-recycle plastics. The Home Depot’s packaging team works with our private label product suppliers to apply science to …
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Circularity

Merchant Q&A: The Environmental Benefits of Tool Rental

At The Home Depot, we know that the most sustainable tool isn’t necessarily the new one on the shelf; often, it’s the one that is rented, serviced and shared. One person who knows about the impact of tool rental is Tony English. As the Senior Director of Merchandising for Home Depot Rental, Tony has joined …
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FAQ: We All Own Sustainability

Chief Sustainability Officer Ron Jarvis has spent two decades driving sustainability improvement at The Home Depot. Here he offers insights into our progress. Who drives ESG at The Home Depot? Many associates and business leaders throughout our enterprise! They take pride in improving their departments and businesses in multiple ESG aspects. Our leadership understands that …
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Circularity

Paring Down Single-Use Plastics at The Home Depot

The name says it all. Single-use plastics are created to serve a limited purpose. They are inexpensive and convenient. However, while many single-use plastics can be recycled, items like straws, lids, bottles and plastic bags often end up in landfills. As scientists continue to study the impact plastic has on our environment, particularly our oceans, …
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Carbon Emissions

ENERGY STAR Products Help You Save on Household Expenses and Emissions

Recently, The Home Depot was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy for our ongoing partnership with ENERGY STAR. For over a decade, The Home Depot has worked to promote energy efficiency at home through the use of ENERGY STAR-certified products. “We exceeded our multi-year goal to help …
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Carbon Emissions

Reformulating DuPont Froth-Pak Spray Foam to Address Climate Change

Sealing and Insulating Can Improve the Sustainability of Your Home Depending on the size and age of your home, sealing and insulating can exceed the boundaries of a DIY project. Often, homeowners will contract with a professional to do the work. As such, sustainability-minded homeowners should know about the latest product enhancements so that they …
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Q&A with The Home Depot’s Senior Director for Sustainability, Candace Rodriguez

In March of 2022, The Home Depot sustainability team welcomed a new Senior Director, Candace Rodriguez. No stranger to the orange apron, Candace has been with the company for 20 years serving as Associate General Counsel and as Divisional Merchandising Manager of Building Materials for Private Brands. We’ve invited Candace to Eco Actions to learn …
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Water Conservation

Merchant Q&A: The Best Toilets for Water Savings and Performance

When it comes to saving money and conserving resources at home, toilets are an underrated source. One person who knows all about the impact of a high-efficiency toilet is Patty Stoffelen, Merchant for Toilets and Toilet Seats at The Home Depot. She shares the latest toilet technology and the best toilets for saving water and …
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