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Wal-mart to ‘wean itself from fossil fuels’

walmartAmerican retail colossus Wal-Mart has launched a new website to help it collect ideas on how to cut its environmental impact (and costs).

One of it’s overall goals is to cut its use of fossil fuels and generate zero waste from operations, as Greentech Media reports.

The site is just a place-holder, at the time that Greenbang looked, but it should be up and running soon enough.

At the Cleantech Forum, Rand Waddoups, senior director of corporate strategy and sustainability at Wal-Mart, told investors the retailer wants to “incentivize innovation” by offering itself as a potential guinea pig for large-scale demonstration.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity,” he said, pointing out that something as simple as turning off the lights on staff vending machines can save millions of dollars a year. “We haven’t even got to all the low-hanging fruit. We’re picking thousand-dollar bills off the floor.”

We’d certainly like to help them pick those up…

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