The goal is for all plastic to be recyclable PET or made from recycled plastic.
Responsible Fiber Sourcing
Costco is committed to sourcing its wood, paper and fiber-based products from certified well-managed forests, which can include certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Costco continues to look for ways to improve the design of its packaging to reduce the amount; improve efficiency of packaging; improve operational efficiencies in order to reduce the packaging footprint; and reduce costs.
Improving Recovery Infrastructure
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.
Design For Recovery
Increase the recyclability and compostability of all packaging.
Costco continues to expand the number of products in the How2Recycle® label program.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We continue to work toward maintaining our carbon footprint growth to less than our company sales growth.
Manufacturing / Operational Waste
Costco’s current goal is to divert 80% of waste generated within our global operations.