BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores has committed to a reduction of phosphate content in laundry and dish detergents in its Americas region by 70% by 2011. The retailer will also bring its U.S.-initiated packaging scorecard to Wal-Mart Americas by the end of this year. It hopes to reduce packaging there by 5% by the end of 2013. Comprising 2,300 stores in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Central America, Brazil and Argentina, Wal-Mart Americas is the retailer’s second-largest business unit ...

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