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Our Commitment to Composting and Sustainability

In Puget Sound, Washington, associates are turning trash into something customers can use. Flowers, soil, and other retired organic items are being composted instead of thrown away.  For over a decade, more than 20 stores have been partnering with local environmental solutions company Cedar Grove to dispose of their organic waste. Cedar Grove turns these materials into compost that’s sold in local Home Depot stores.  “Prior to our partnership with Cedar Grove, compostable …
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ENERGY STAR Day is October 26th

Save Today. Save Tomorrow. Save for Good. The Home Depot estimates that our customers’ purchases of ENERGY STAR® products helped reduce annual electricity use by 7.5 billion kilowatt-hours in 2020. To understand just how big an impact that is, consider that it amounts to a savings of over $1 billion on energy costs and lowering …
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Engineered Floors is Changing the Carpet Industry with PureColor® Technology

Engineered Floors is one of the manufacturers behind the Home Decorators Collection of indoor carpets for The Home Depot. Their PureColor® carpets are made with solution-dyed polyester fibers. If you’ve seen the term “SD Polyester” while shopping for carpet, you’ve probably seen an Engineered Floors’ product. While the name sounds simple, this carpet material represents …
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Mohawk’s Petproof Carpet Fights Stains with Reduced Carbon Emissions

In the realm of sustainability, the positive and negative impacts of our actions are measured in handprints and footprints. While a footprint measures one’s environmental impact, a handprint represents the many ways one benefits the environment. Mohawk believes in actively pursuing handprints in addition to minimizing their footprint, which is why they prioritize manufacturing products …
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Rule Your Attic to Save Energy and Stay Comfortable

According to the energy experts at ENERGY STAR, 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. Sealing and insulating your home is a simple and cost-effective way to save money, improve your comfort and reduce your carbon footprint. Thankfully, it’s easy to check insulation levels and determine if your home is one of …
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J.D. Irving Sawmills Make the Switch to Biomass

J.D. Irving, Limited, (JDI) is an integrated forest products company based in New Brunswick, Canada. JDI forests supply The Home Depot’s eastern stores with lumber. While JDI is a leader in ecological forest management practices, they are quickly becoming a leader in clean energy. The company has begun investing in biomass boilers to aid in …
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Be Moved by 100% Recycled Boxes Made with Clean Energy

About thirty minutes east of The Home Depot’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia is the town of Conyers, where Pratt Industries is based. As the largest manufacturer of 100% recycled paper packaging in the world, Pratt supplies The Home Depot with its assortment of moving and storage boxes. Each year, The Home Depot sells approximately 80 …
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Blow Off Gas & Go Cordless – The RYOBI 40V HP Brushless WHISPER SERIES® Blower

This fall take back your yard from noisy gas equipment and fumes. As one of the most popular and trusted cordless lawn and garden brands in the U.S. RYOBI™ has made a name for itself with 50 years of history in the power tool industry to back it up. RYOBI™ has positioned themselves in the …
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