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Sears launches waste-prevention plan

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Sears Holdings announced a new agreement with WasteWise, the country's first national voluntary solid waste reduction program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As a WasteWise partner, Sears Holdings said it pledges to continue to establish new waste-prevention activities, expand or improve its current recycling efforts, and purchase and/or manufacturer additional products with recycled content.  The programs Sears Holdings initiates as part of its participation in WasteWise will build on the successes of its established waste-prevention and recycling efforts to make these programs even stronger.

According to Michael Brown, director, environmental sustainability, "Our environmental sustainability, environmental affairs, store operations, and procurement teams have been proactively working to implement sustainable solutions throughout Sears Holdings Corporation and its U.S. affiliates.  We hope our partnership with WasteWise will help us learn new techniques and best practices that will continue to reduce costs, preserve natural resources and protect the environment."