Sustainable and Affordable Choice by Walmart

USA | Walmart is proud to introduce Great Value Compostable Cutlery as part of its ongoing commitment to meet evolving customer needs. This innovative product, proudly manufactured in the United States, is 100 percent commercially compostable, offering an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastics without compromising quality or convenience.

The range includes forks, knives, spoons, and assorted cutlery, all commercially compostable. Initially available in 1,400 Walmart stores across the U.S. and online, this product offers an affordable and sustainable alternative.

Scott Morris, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Food and Consumables, Private Brand Manufacturing, highlights that this cutlery is made from commercially compostable raw materials, preserving quality while reducing waste from single-use plastics. Its durability, including flexibility under pressure, sets it apart, and it decomposes in commercial facilities within 26 weeks, making it an environmentally responsible choice.

Great Value Compostable Cutlery reflects Walmart's commitment to delivering quality products that save customers money. This innovative product aligns with Walmart's dedication to sustainability, being certified by BPI, North America's leading authority on compostable products and packaging. Moreover, this cutlery is proudly produced by beyondGREEN, a certified minority-owned US-based business, contributing to American job growth and inclusive economic opportunities for suppliers.

BeyondGREEN's journey with Walmart began at the 2022 Open Call event, and what initially started as sustainable grocery and waste bags eventually led to the creation of commercially compostable cutlery. BeyondGREEN shares Walmart's commitment to reducing plastic use and increasing sustainable choices' accessibility.

Walmart's mission to design a more sustainable and regenerative path is evident through this launch, representing innovation within the private brand portfolio, aligning with customer values and reaffirming Walmart's dedication to providing quality products at Everyday Low Prices.

As Walmart continues to innovate within its private brands, this launch signifies a significant step toward a more sustainable future.