Hawaii's Wal-Marts take green steps

FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARBULLETIN.COM Wal-Mart is shipping "sandwich bales," or plastic shrinkwrap, hangers and bags sandwiched between cardboard, to the mainland for recycling. Full Story
Hone

Pearl City, HI

#1 Jun 15, 2008
MAYBE WAL-WART SHOULD THINK A LITTLE ABOUT THEIR EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE LETTING THEIR HOME OFFICE SCHEDULE HAWAII (PEARL CITY STORE) EMPLOYEES, AND BY DOING THIS ARE CUTTING THEIR HOURS. EMPLOYEES SCHDULED TO WORK 20 HOURS A WEEK ARE NOW GETTING 7 TO NONE. WHICH NOW AFFECTS THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. THIS IS JUST A NOTHER WAY FOR THEM TO SCREW UP THEIR EMPLOYEES. I CAN SEE ANOTHER CLASS ACTION SUIT ON HEALTH INSURANCE NOW COMING FROM THE STATE OF HAWAII.
WAL-MART MAY BE A BIG CHAIN STORE, BUT THEY ARE NOT FAMILY ORIENTED AS THEY CLAIM.
PEARL CITY STORE HASE THE WORST MANAGERS YOU CAN THINK OF. AND THE STORE MANAGER BOYDE, LOOKS THE OTHER WAY...HOWS THAT ONE. THEY TALK ABOUT OPEN DOORS, WHEN YOU CAN TALK WITH THEM ETC. I GUESS THEIR OPEN DOORS POLICY IS TO BOOT EMPLOYEES OUT.....WAKE UP WAL-MART.
Give me a break

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jun 15, 2008
Quote from the article: "Environmental advocates, however, say that although they commend Wal-Mart's efforts, it has a long way to go before it can call itself "green."

Walmart tries to do the right thing and all the environmental nuts can say is nice try but you suck.

I don't see many other businesses doing this. No wonder no one wants to listen to these nuts. they just want every one to go live in grass huts with no electricity and ride a horse. Get real.

And for Hone's comments above, I have said this many times: No one is holding a gun to Walmart's employees heads, if Walmart is such a terrible place to work then they can go get a job at another business. These are adults that can decide for themselves if working for Walmart is in their best interest or not. It's called free enterprise.
Brown man

Kaneohe, HI

#3 Jun 15, 2008
Walmart's investment in green technology will pay off big in the next twenty years when the cost of energy continues to rise.
LauLau

AOL

#4 Jun 15, 2008
Being the number one retailer in the world, I commend the actions taken by Wal Mart in paving the way toward sustainibility through recycling and with the use of solar panels on its facilities. Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!
SLACK KEY

Waterbury, CT

#5 Jun 15, 2008
"Carolyn Golojuch, a fierce Wal-Mart critic ... says she still refuses to shop there for ethical reasons."

OTHER ETHICAL FACTS ABOUT CAROLYN:

1. Carolyn swam naked to Hawaii with a troop of dolphins because she refused to use oil-based transportation. On land, she prefers to ride a nene named Hal.

2. Carolyn recycles toilet paper which she uses to file lawsuits against forest-raping toilet paper manufacturers.

3. For 8 hours a day, Carolyn stands by a window holding up a light-reflecting bowl of water so the Sierra Club won't have to use earth-raping lightbulbs.

4. While doing this, she exhales 67-times-per-second providing the Sierra Club lawyers with refreshing organic air conditioning.

5. After work hours, Carolyn "lights up the room" by leaving.

6. Carolyn also operates the world's most successful green automotive repair shop and is a certified tech for all your water buffalo needs.

Carolyn can be reached during normal working hours by assuming the zen lotus position and blowing really really hard into the navel of Coqui frog.
Local

San Antonio, TX

#6 Jun 15, 2008
Hone wrote:
MAYBE WAL-WART SHOULD THINK A LITTLE ABOUT THEIR EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE LETTING THEIR HOME OFFICE SCHEDULE HAWAII (PEARL CITY STORE) EMPLOYEES, AND BY DOING THIS ARE CUTTING THEIR HOURS. EMPLOYEES SCHDULED TO WORK 20 HOURS A WEEK ARE NOW GETTING 7 TO NONE. WHICH NOW AFFECTS THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. THIS IS JUST A NOTHER WAY FOR THEM TO SCREW UP THEIR EMPLOYEES. I CAN SEE ANOTHER CLASS ACTION SUIT ON HEALTH INSURANCE NOW COMING FROM THE STATE OF HAWAII.
WAL-MART MAY BE A BIG CHAIN STORE, BUT THEY ARE NOT FAMILY ORIENTED AS THEY CLAIM.
PEARL CITY STORE HASE THE WORST MANAGERS YOU CAN THINK OF. AND THE STORE MANAGER BOYDE, LOOKS THE OTHER WAY...HOWS THAT ONE. THEY TALK ABOUT OPEN DOORS, WHEN YOU CAN TALK WITH THEM ETC. I GUESS THEIR OPEN DOORS POLICY IS TO BOOT EMPLOYEES OUT.....WAKE UP WAL-MART.
Hone, I think in our OfficeMax store (Honolulu), we have the worst manager. This manager, daily, jumps on our case and says, we are there to make him happy and make him number#1 in all the district's statistics. I have even seen this wussy cry on the job. I wonder if there is any other manager, that is worst than this guy.
Please dont come here

Kapaa, HI

#7 Jun 15, 2008
Give me a break wrote:
Quote from the article: "Environmental advocates, however, say that although they commend Wal-Mart's efforts, it has a long way to go before it can call itself "green."
Walmart tries to do the right thing and all the environmental nuts can say is nice try but you suck.
I don't see many other businesses doing this. No wonder no one wants to listen to these nuts. they just want every one to go live in grass huts with no electricity and ride a horse. Get real.
And for Hone's comments above, I have said this many times: No one is holding a gun to Walmart's employees heads, if Walmart is such a terrible place to work then they can go get a job at another business. These are adults that can decide for themselves if working for Walmart is in their best interest or not. It's called free enterprise.
I agree with your premise that if people don't want to work there because of low wages, they can quit. However, Jobs in Hawaii are very important. The cost of living is very high, and it is not so easy to just quit. Secondly, if I was hired, and told I would work 24 hours a week, with benefits, and then they cut my hours to 8 hours, with no benefits, then they have effectively lied to me. Now, I'd have to go look for a job, even though perhaps wal-mart is the closest to my house, or whatever. Lastly, environmentalists have to look at the whole picture. Wal-mart putting on the color "green" doesn't make them green. What they have done is a start, granted. However, they continue to import their crap to Hawaii. Tons of prepackaged crap. Recycling doesn't address the problem, it's like putting a band aid on a head wound. Instead of recycling, Hawaii needs to reduce their imports and get off the capitalist system. We cannot afford not to.
gmathol

Honokaa, HI

#8 Jun 15, 2008
It would be nice to have other businesses doing the same. Since more than 6 years we are separating our trash into glass, metal, plastic etc. also the none recycling trash, because we go only every six weeks to the transfer station and everything which is biological degrade able ends on our compost.

I would like to return the packages such as from Costco at their shop.
Justin

Orlando, FL

#10 Oct 14, 2009
walmart is gay
Hannah Pomeroy

Orlando, FL

#11 Oct 14, 2009
I SURE LOVE ME ALOT OF GIRLS.
Cassie Martin

Orlando, FL

#12 Oct 14, 2009
i love justin

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