Carbon Emissions

Live vs. Artificial: Which Is the Greenest Christmas Tree?

For those who celebrate Christmas, the holiday season just isn’t complete without a tree. Christmas trees are the centerpiece of holiday festivities and traditions. But if you’re someone who cares about the environment, buying a tree can leave you feeling confused. On the one hand, there are live trees, which are cut and sold at …
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Carbon Emissions

Go LED This Holiday to Save Energy

As the holidays grow near, it’s never too early to start planning ways to be more sustainable this season. An obvious place to start is with the holiday decorations that require energy, namely lighting. Whether you are a modest decorator, or your house lights up the neighborhood, the lights you use can make a difference …
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Circularity

Do More with Less: Just One Strip and It Ships – Securely

Gone are the days of needing layers of tape to feel your boxes are securely sealed. With Scotch® Brand premium packaging tapes, all you need is one strip of tape on the top and bottom seams of your box and you have a secure seal you can trust, guaranteed. Packing boxes can be a painful, …
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Carbon Emissions

The Home Depot Wins Three Environmental Protection Agency Awards

The Home Depot was honored with three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Awards that reflect the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The company is proud to serve as industry leaders in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products that are safer for the environment. The Home Depot was honored in the following three categories: 2021 SmartWay Excellence …
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Carbon Emissions

The Home Depot Joins RE100

RE100 is a global and collaborative initiative that is driving the change to renewable electricity. Short for “renewable 100 percent,” the coalition is led by Climate Group and CDP (formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project). Renewable energy types include solar, geothermal, water, wind and biomass, which are organic materials from plants and animals. Established in …
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Circularity

Closing the Loop: Shaw Uses Circular Design for its Sustainable Floors

Healthy Homes Start Here Shaw Industries designs flooring products and solutions to help you make better choices for your home. With its family of residential and commercial brands, Shaw offers a wide range of carpet, carpet tile, hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate, tile and stone flooring products that are beautiful, durable, easy-to-clean and align with healthy …
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Carbon Emissions

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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Carbon Emissions

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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