600 E. Water Street, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22902

434.817.1424

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Costco Wholesale

Last Update: Feb 20th, 2020
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Recycled Content

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We also seek opportunities to reuse packaging, identifying the materials used so the package can be recycled or composted, as well as sourcing already recycled content.

 

 

 

Responsible Fiber Sourcing

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We are beginning to expand FSC certification for other wood and paper products.

Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

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We also pursue opportunities to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and replace it with recycled or recyclable materials. We also have taken steps to eliminate the use of polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) from our inner packing materials, requesting this material be replaced with recyclable or compostable options.

Energy Consumption

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The use of electricity, for example, represents a significant expense for our warehouses that we are constantly looking for ways to reduce.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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We desire to do our part to lessen the impact and will continue to explore ways to lower our carbon footprint, source merchandise responsibly and preserve natural resources.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Our goal is to divert our waste material from landfills.

Improving Recovery Infrastructure

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All locations worldwide have recycling programs that divert waste materials produced through our business operations from landfills. Costco is committed to expanding these programs through partnerships, efficiencies and technologies.

Material Efficiency

Design For Recovery

Increasing Recycling

Material Efficiency

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We continue to explore options in every category with a solid focus on labeling for recycling, reduction of materials, compostable solutions and recyclability.

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