Home Depot to eliminate chemicals, go green

ATLANTA — Home Depot is following in the footsteps of its big box competitors like Walmart and Target to disclose the chemicals found in the products it sells. It intends to begin removing them and replacing them with more green alternatives.

This news comes out of the company’s updated environmental policies, included in its 2017 Responsibility Report. The report says that Home Depot is “increasing its protection of high conservation value forests and pulling substances like formaldehyde and lead in several of its categories in an effort to meet demands for greener products.”

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