Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is expanding its plastic recycling pilot project, a system the company thinks will revolutionize film recycling in the retail industry. The Bentonville, Ark.-based company sandwiches plastic shrink wrap, bags, apparel bags and other plastic film between layers of cardboard. The compacted ``sandwiches'' contain 9-18 inches of plastic between 10-20 inches of cardboard on the top and bottom. The company will expand the program to another 267 stores this fall. It began the pilot project in September at 326 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores. The program will be in 593 stores this fall in 17 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Wal-Mart project grows
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