Reducing wood waste with Walmart

Leftover display units pose a significant challenge for retailers – taking up space, adding cost, and wasting natural resources.


Walmart Canada’s 400 stores were struggling to process empty wooden racks in their gardening department. Using Brambles’ unique reverse logistics expertise, we developed a plan to use the empty leg of Walmart truck journeys from the store back to the distribution centre to divert this waste to nearby recycling facilities. This salvaged 2,000 tonnes of waste wood, which was reclaimed for bio fuel and for reuse as chips, sawdust, and bedding for farm animals.