Wal-Mart now featuring machines that will pay people for trash

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Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt that Wal-Mart is a powerful force. Although some people think the retail behemoth is a force of evil: it pushes out mom-and-pop businesses, has been accused of wage law violations, inadequate health care, exploitating workers, and having an anti-union stance.

Others might argue that the big box store uses its power for good. In recent years, it has launched environmental goals to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy, to create zero waste and sustain people and the environment. For example, it has announced plans to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015. It has initiatives to support sustainable agriculture around the world and has installed solar panels on some its stores.

Now it’s putting cash-for-trash waste collection systems in parking lots at several store locations in New Jersey.

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