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 creating better packages. Our goal is to reduce package footprints and use more sustainable materials to secure and protect the private-label products we sell.

From 2017 through 2021, our packaging innovations allowed us to redesign 652 packages to reduce size and materials.