Circularity

The Home Depot and Pratt Industries, Bringing Sustainability Home

When we talk about circularity, we mean two things. First, there’s the idea of zero waste. There’s also the idea of reclaiming that waste to make new products, thereby minimizing the need for raw materials. That sounds a lot like recycling, right? Recycling is circularity on a basic level, and recycling can have a huge …
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Sustainable Forestry

Creating Wildfire-Resilient Forests in California Helps Us All

When you walk the aisles at The Home Depot, there are many wood products that originate in forests. Forests are places of beauty, sources of wildlife habitat and inspiration. Forests are also synonymous with wildfires and devastation. Wildfires impact all of us, no matter where we live. Wildfires are not only devastating to the people …
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Water Conservation

Clean Up Your Act with Sensible WaterSense Shower Heads

The average shower we take in the United States lasts 8 minutes, and according to the EPA’s WaterSense® program, uses almost 17% of the typical home’s daily water use – or enough water for the daily recommended drinking water of 34 people. In fact, showers account for the 2nd greatest water use inside the home. …
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Water Conservation

At The Home Depot, We’re Really Focused on Faucets

Sometimes we leave them running while washing hands or brushing teeth, sometimes we just forget to shut them off. We can’t control human behavior, but we can control how much water runs through a faucet. That’s why every bath faucet we sell in our stores operates at 1.2 gallons-per-minute – a standard that’s even more rigorous than …
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Sustainable Forestry

How Do You Fight Climate Change? Trees and 2x4s. Lots of Them.

We love wood – in our homes, in our furniture, to provide heat, as sustainable packaging and as a place to recreate. J.D. Irving, Limited, an integrated forest products company based in New Brunswick, Canada, that provides lumber, pulp, paper, tissue and pellet products, knows that a well-managed, diverse forest is the foundation of success. …
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Responsible Chemistry

With New Product Innovations, Now’s a Great Time to Grow Organic!

Finally, DIY gardeners have an organic gardening solution from Miracle-Gro® that achieves results on par with – or better than – conventional Miracle-Gro products. The Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics® line of products includes soils and plant foods that are OMRI (Organics Materials Review Institute)-approved, and which feature a revolutionary blend of natural and organic materials and …
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EnergyStar Appliances for Energy Efficiency

Carbon Emissions

We’re Committed to Saving Customers $2.8 Billion with ENERGY STAR

In 2017, we committed to saving our customers $2.8 billion in energy costs and helping customers avoid 20 million metric tons of CO2 emissions through the sale of ENERGY STAR® -certified products. In 2020 alone, we saved customers $1.0 billion in energy costs and helped them avoid 6 million metric tons of CO2. According to …
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Responsible Chemistry

The Home Depot and BEHR Paint: Pushing the Paint Industry Forward

BEHR products offer durability, sustainably sound manufacturing methods and improved formulations. They provide consumers with the dependability, beauty and functionality they want, without sacrificing safety and environmental concerns. The chemists at BEHR have always sought to balance performance with responsible chemistry. Over the years, the team at BEHR has worked to reduce and eliminate VOCs …
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