Walmart has joined other large multinational corporations in pledging to reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

The pledge has been made in support of a G7 anti-pollution campaign, launched in Canada in June, to ensure 100 per cent of plastics are recyclable by 2030. Two G7 members – the US and Japan – refused to join the campaign, but Norway and Jamaica also joined in.

Besides Walmart, Loblaws, Nestlé Canada, IKEA, Dow Chemicals, the Coca-Cola Company, BASF Canada and A&W Canada have joined the campaign. Their partnership with the G7 campaign was announced on the second day of a G7 ministerial meeting in Halifax.

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