WASHINGTON — Walmart has become a major fixture in American lives, but its laundry hamplings are now in danger of becoming a major source of waste.
In fact, it’s now become a national nightmare.
The problem is not just Walmart’s hamper-filled bins, which sit idle in the middle of the parking lot, but also the way it stores laundry in its warehouses, which are often overgrown with weeds and other pests.
Wal-Mart has had a history of dumping trash into waterways, but it is now considering a new strategy.
It’s considering an ambitious plan to expand the size of the warehouse where its waste is stored, which is the largest warehouse in the country.
The new plan would require the company to install more than 60 miles of pipes, which would require a major upgrade of its existing facilities, including the waste water treatment plant, and require a massive investment in water treatment technology.
The idea of expanding the size and location of the facility has been floated before, but the new plan is not an idle one.
The company has been looking at expanding its footprint at a time when it has a $4.7 trillion annual operating budget.
“It would be a good way to reduce the cost of landfill in terms of resources, which we have,” said Paul Hsieh, senior vice president of environmental and sustainability with Walmart.
While the proposal is an ambitious one, Hsiel said the company has not decided whether to pursue it.
What the company could do about the problem is expand the number of hours it allows employees to use the waste, which could make the operation more efficient.
But Hsiehl said the plan could not address the problem without spending more money on its wastewater treatment facility.
Walmart already spends $2.6 billion annually on wastewater treatment, which includes piping the wastewater to the water treatment facility in a process that takes longer than it takes to pump it out of a pond.
The plant also uses more than 3,500 tons of water per day, which makes it the second-largest source of water used by Walmart, behind the company’s wastewater treatment plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The new plan will involve installing more than 6,000 more pipes, and replacing the existing ones with one that can be retrofitted to accommodate the new technology.
If it is approved, the company would have to spend $1.7 billion in order to retrofit all of its wastewater pipes and to upgrade the wastewater treatment equipment.
The cost of this project is expected to be about $1 billion, and it would require Walmart to increase the size or expand the warehouse, Hsiel said.
Under the plan, Walmart would also be required to spend at least $1 million annually on a new wastewater treatment system, which it already has.
The company is already working to make up for the cost by reducing the number and type of items that it sends to the waste treatment plant.
It has already reduced the number to just over 100 items, according to Hsiehn.
But it will continue to increase that number, Hsuyh said.
The changes would include reducing the amount of trash the company is sending to the landfill, and eliminating the “basket of garbage” concept.
The proposal has received a mixed response from environmentalists.
Several environmental groups have questioned Walmart’s plan to use less water for its wastewater, which may not be an ideal solution for the company.
But the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group, has said that Walmart’s wastewater-treatment plan is a sensible one, because it would have no impact on the amount that would be released to the environment.
Hsieh said Walmart is working on the project and will update the company as soon as it has completed its work.
He also said that he is confident that the company will be able to meet the requirements of the new wastewater-purification plan.