Circularity

Moving Mountains of Cardboard: The Home Depot’s Partnership with Pratt Industries

Pratt Industries is changing the way America moves. With 100% recycled – and recyclable – boxes, as well as new innovations that avoid or reduce plastic, they are diverting millions of pounds of material from landfills every year. The circular economy is a significant focus for The Home Depot, and our moving boxes are an …
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Recycling to Reduce Our Environmental Impact

Recycling rates across the U.S. are increasing along with a growing sense of personal responsibility for our environment. According to the EPA, the municipal waste recycling rate is now 32%, and while there is always room for improvement, it is trending in the right direction. In the last three years alone, we have diverted almost …
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The Home Depot’s Gains in Reducing Plastic

Plastic has found its way into many aspects of our lives in both products and packaging. And it doesn’t always end with recycling or proper disposal; instead, it often finds its way into places like our parks, waterways and the ocean. That’s why Earth Day 2024’s theme is Plastic Reduction. The Home Depot and our …
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From Garden Associate to Green Innovator: Q&A with Lindsey Tornello

Within The Home Depot, there is a large contingency of eco-conscious associates. They call themselves the Sustainability Squad, and they are living proof that Eco Actions make a difference. They are living a DIY sustainability lifestyle. Each month, we sit down with members of the Sustainability Squad to learn more about their inspiration and motivation. …
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Sustainable Holiday Décor: A Guide to Holiday Cheer Gone Green

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, magic, and twinkling decorations that light up our homes and hearts. Yet, amidst this festive spirit, it’s crucial to remember the environmental impact of our celebrations. Statistics reveal that Americans generate about 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, and holiday decorations contribute significantly to this increase. …
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Eco-vations: Minimizing Waste on Your Next Home Makeover

The allure of diving into a home improvement project is undeniable. Whether you’re transforming an outdated bathroom into a modern, spa-like retreat or crafting a cozy patio space, the possibilities are endless! However, amid the renovation euphoria, there’s an often-overlooked aspect: All the waste that home improvement projects can generate. From unused materials to discarded …
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Knocking on Sustainability’s Door: Merchant Q&A with Eliot Spritzer

Eliot Spritzer has been working with doors and windows for his entire career, starting in the vendor community before coming over to The Home Depot in 2019. He is now the senior merchant in charge of the Exterior Door Department. Eliot graciously agreed to sit down with us to discuss how his category has grown …
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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: When to Replace and Recycle

If you’re a homeowner, you know just how essential smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are. They’re like silent sentinels, standing guard and ready to alert you to any lurking dangers. But just like all electronic devices, they don’t last forever. It’s common for homeowners to set up their detectors and then forget about them. …
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