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WalMart+Vows+to+Go+Green - Wal-Mart vows to go green LAGUNA...

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Wal-Mart vows to go green LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (CNNMoney.com) -- Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer with thousands of big box stores around the world, is looking to make those stores more environmentally friendly. Speaking at Fortune 's Brainstorm Green conference, Lee Scott, chairman of Wal-Mart's ( WMT , Fortune 500 ) executive committee said Monday that the retailer was eyeing stores made of materials that easily revert back to the earth. Scott didn't elaborate on the plan. A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company is also looking to use more recycled materials in the construction process. The spokesman said the company currently uses rubber in store baseboards that is made partly from old diapers, steel containing recycled components and concrete composed of 20% fly ash, a byproduct of burning coal. The company has been criticized for its buildings in the past, especially for its tendency to build stores and then move out of them once they get too small. The empty buildings can
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