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