Kickstart: Just don't stop using plastic carts, Target

Target Corp. is promising to in its products, but let’s hope that the company retains the Plastic where it’s needed: in its all-plastic carts.The retailer has agreed to a 20 percent reduction by 2025 in just the latest change from major shopping sites prompted by shareholder action, as Steve Toloken writes.The move is similar to pledges from Keurig Dr Pepper, PepsiCo and Unilever. Walmart has promised to disclose details of its corporate plan to improve sustainability, while Kroger Co., the nation’s biggest grocery chain, faces a shareholder vote later this week on the issue.But Target’s plastic carts should be exempt from any discussion about reducing plastic, just because they’ve been the preferred performer since they debuted a little more than 10 years ago (in my opinon, of course).No more door dings in the parking lot, no more twisted metal carts that jam together.Injection molder business was created to make all-plastic carts and maintains its all-polymer carts enhance the shopping experience.Just consider the value of silence. Bemis notes that its plastic carts were measured at 38.2 decibels, which is quieter than a library. A metal cart? At 50.2 decibels it ranked between a normal conversation and the hum of a large electrical transformer. Now is your chance to take a peek behind the curtain and find out a little about how they make those massive fountains at tourist sites around the world. The answer, as you may have already guessed, is plastics.Catherine Kavanaugh has a story about how a small company in Sun Valley, Calif., has invested in injection molding presses, thermoforming, mold making and machining to make the hundreds — or thousands — of functional parts needed to make water dance and sway on command. was founded in 1983 by former Disney Imagineer Mark Fuller and is the company behind the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the world’s largest indoor fountain at Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport and the Aquanura water show at the Efteling park in the Netherlands. How far are you willing to go to attract and retain talented people for your workforce?, 80-apartment complex in his corporate hometown of Benton Harbor, Mich., located right next to its headquarters.”Think about it. When you’re trying to recruit someone into the community, you need to have options for them from a housing perspective. And when we have individuals who would like to live in the city of Benton Harbor and there’s nothing available for them, we think we can help them meet that need,” Whirlpool’s Jeff Noel told local station WNDU.Benton Harbor, while sitting on a prime stretch of Lake Michigan waterfront, has long struggled. It is a majority Black city with a lower median income, with nearly 40 percent of its residents living below the poverty line.The apartment complex now planned by Whirlpool and its partners would add desired housing stock for new workers and for the community as a whole, according to the Detroit News. Do you have an opinion about this story? Do you have some thoughts you’d like to share with our readers? Plastics News would love to hear from you. Email your letter to Editor at Staying current is easy with Plastics News delivered straight to your inbox, free of charge. Subscribe to Plastics News Plastics News covers the business of the global plastics industry. We report news, gather data and deliver timely information that provides our readers with a competitive advantage.Customer Service:

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