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Walmart to phase out 10 chemicals in consumer products

6:11 PM MDT | September 13, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the specific chemicals. The initiative, part of a broader sustainability push, will be launched in January 2014, when the company will begin monitoring progress on reduction and elimination of the 10 chemicals. Walmart is the world’s largest consumer retailer. The initiative also includes ingredient disclosure for Walmart’s suppliers, which include many of the largest...

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