Green Retailing in Mexico

Walmart de Mexico y Centroamérica:

For “Walmart México y Centroamérica”, it is a priority to reduce the generation of waste, since they are misused resources that increase costs to customers, society and to the business itself. In this sense, the company is committed in promoting a more circular economy, which is why they are currently working on initiatives to avoid wasting resources and sending waste derived from its operation to sanitary landfills. Also, they have been making different composting and recycling programs, in order to promote a more efficient use of natural resources. Only in 2017 alone, 73% of the total waste generated was recycled thanks to the separation and recycling programs carried out by 2,373 stores (Bodega Aurrera, Sam’s, Superama and Walmart; all of which are part of “Walmart de México y Centroamérica” group). Similarly, with recycling, reuse and composting actions, 274,996 tons of waste were prevented from reaching landfills.

-Coca Cola México

In a statement, Coca-Cola México listed some of the actions it takes in favor of the environment: More than 100 percent of the water Coca Cola mexico uses in its products returns to nature, favoring the recharge of the country's aquifers. Through ecological restoration, which includes reforestation, it contributes to the development of communities and care for the environment, in addition to water replenishment. It is the largest bottle-to-bottle PET recycler in Latin America, positioning Mexico among the countries that recycle PET the most internationally. They have the capacity to process 4.4 billion PET bottles per year through two recycling plants. Millions of its containers are made 100 percent from recycled material. 26% of the electrical energy they use at their bottling plants comes from renewable energy sources. 

The textile industry has shown that it has a huge and damaging environmental impact. Added to this, it is calculated that every second 200 kilos of plastic are dumped into the sea. In the case of Nike, its fight to combat its emissions and alleviate environmental damage to the planet, has led it to produce more than 75% of its products with some type of recycled material. According to Nike, rather than reusing, they are manufacturing more iconic products in a more sustainable way, as in the case of its “Air” product, which is one of Nike's friendliest innovations. This product was introduced in 1979 and its design innovation was to integrate compressed air into a bag that is as strong as it is flexible, allowing athletes to have a lighter and more pleasant feeling when running. The company shared that this product, which is positioned as an example of corporate sustainability, has five points to highlight:

  1. The Resources: The staining process for Air soles allows 99% of the stained water to be recycled.
  2. Innovation: All Air soles designed since 2008 are made up of at least 50% recycled production waste.
  3. The Impact: Currently, “Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation” facilities divert more than 95% of manufacturing waste from landfills.
  4. Resource Management: The new Nike Air Max 270 air capsule features one of the largest, tallest, and most visible cushioning systems to date, made from 70% recycled production waste.
  5. Less environmental impact: The VaporMax Air sole contains over 75% recycled material, eliminating the need for a foam midsole.