Top 15 U.S. Retailers Created More Pollution From Shipping Than 1.5 Million American Homes

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The top 15 U.S. retailers were responsible for as much climate pollution in 2019, from their shipping alone, as the energy used to power 1.5 million American homes, a report released Monday by Pacific Environment finds.

Walmart tops the list, with 3.7 million tons of CO2 pollution — more than a coal-fired power plant running for a full year — emitted by ships carrying products to be sold in the U.S.

Container ship pollution also inflicts harm on low-income communities that live near ports; ships carrying goods for the 15 companies listed in the report produced more than 7 times the amount of sulfur oxide pollution as all the cars and trucks on the road in the U.S. today.

After Walmart, the next 14 top polluters were: Ashley, Target, Dole, Home Depot, Chiquita, Ikea, Amazon, Samsung, Nike, LG, Redbull, Family Dollar, Williams-Sonoma, and Lowes.

Sources: The VergeFast Company

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