RIT Students to Present Impact of Wal-Mart Packaging Scorecard, May 20

Poster presentations demonstrate how scorecard will affect consumers

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A group of students in Rochester Institute of Technology’s packaging science program will deliver a series of poster presentations to demonstrate the impact that Wal-Mart’s Packaging Scorecard will have on the average consumer.

Students will display their posters and will be available to discuss their packaging concepts during a presentation at 12:30 p.m. May 20 in room 2480 of RIT’s Louise Slaughter Building.

The Wal-Mart scorecard was designed to help meet its company goal of reducing packaging used by suppliers by 5 percent by 2013, as part of its ongoing sustainability efforts. The scorecard enables manufacturers to rank their use of packaging in several categories, including greenhouse gas emissions produced per ton of packaging, raw material use and recycled content.