Monday, April 7, 2008
Target Reducing Usage of PVC
Target, now the fifth largest U.S. retailer with over $59 billion in revenues a year, has committed to systematically reduce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic in their products and packaging by the end of 2008. This represents a major market shift away from PVC that will have enormous health and environmental benefits. Target made this commitment after the Center for Health, Environment and Justice and a coalition of health and environmental organizations launched a national campaign encouraging the company to phase out PVC. The company joins Wal-Mart and many other companies in phasing out or reducing PVC.