Carbon Emissions

Green Guide: Choosing a Holiday Tree

The Home Depot sells both fresh-cut and artificial trees, and each type of tree has its advantages. Likewise, no matter which you prefer, there are choices you can make that reduce the carbon footprint associated with your holiday tree. In fact, one of the most critical decisions you can make is not which tree you …
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Water Conservation

The Home Depot Stores Practice Smart Watering

There’s irrigation, and then there’s “smart” irrigation. The difference? About 470,000 gallons of water. Irrigation systems are designed to make landscape watering easy and automated, but they don’t always make the best use of resources. Traditional irrigation systems can waste water by watering in the rain and over-watering certain areas. Knowing that the easiest way to …
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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

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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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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