Circularity

Reduce Your Plastic Waste with a Brita Water Filter

Resource reduction is a key element of sustainability. Reducing our impact on the earth is the first step towards protecting it, and an easy way to use less is to opt against single-use plastic water bottles. If your family is concerned about their impact on the planet, but wants great tasting water, try switching to …
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Responsible Chemistry

Deliver the Right Amount of Product, Right Where It’s Needed

While well-intentioned, sometimes homeowners aren’t always precise in how they use lawn and garden products. It can seem tempting to use more product to achieve the desired results. Luckily, Scotts® and Ortho® have created the innovation to help you apply the right amount of product, right where it needs to go. Gardeners are creative souls. …
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Water Conservation

Restoring Steelhead and Salmon Habitat in the Forests of California

In 1998 Humboldt and Mendocino Redwood Companies (HMRC) purchased 440,000 acres of redwood and Douglas fir forests in California. The land, which had been subject to intense logging for nearly a century included rivers and streams, many of which had been damaged as a result of logging practices and infrastructure. The scientists at HMRC recognized …
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Carbon Emissions

Small Actions at Home Can Make a World of Difference for Our Planet

Want to be more sustainable at home but not sure how? You’re not alone — and P&G and its family of trusted brands are here to help. According to a new P&G study in the U.S.[1], 72% of people want to do more to be sustainable at home. But fewer than half of people make …
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The Home Depot’s Eco Options Program Recognizes the Best Products

The Home Depot’s biggest environmental impact is the products we sell. We work with our suppliers to address global environmental concerns in products including carbon emissions, water scarcity, air quality, waste and more. In 2007, we founded our Eco Options program to recognize the best of these products through stringent criteria in six key product categories: Carbon …
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Circularity

Trex Decking and The Home Depot Are a Circularity Success Story

When we describe a circular economy, we think of a continuous cycle of waste that is converted for use in new products. This regenerative, waste-free model results in a profound reduction in the impact humans have on the environment. Every day, companies are seeking for opportunities to contribute to the circular economy. As the leading …
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Circularity

What Do We Mean by Circular Economy?

The Home Depot is working to help the industry change the way we think about materials. We believe that the circular economy is a model worthy of investment and commitment. A “circular economy” aims to ensure products and packaging never become trash. The foundational principles of this idea are found in nature, where nothing is …
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Sustainable Forestry

How Do You Fight Climate Change? Trees and 2x4s. Lots of Them.

Sustainable forestry has been a passion and strategy for The Home Depot for over 25 years. Over the years, we have established supply chain protocols to ensure visibility into where our products come from and to safeguard the health of these forests. One example of this is our preference for certified wood. Wood is considered …
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