Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by seeker311, Jan 8, 2010.
H&M and Wal-Mart destroy and trash unsold goods - Fashion + Beauty on Shine
This is news?
and then i know a wal-mart that i have actually went with my aunt and uncle and collected clothes, food, and toys several times to take to the mission central and resale shop where it was put to good use, so how do you like that?
Seriously? They could have donated the unsold clothes they have to charities, and yet they trash them?
That's wrong. I'm sorry to say that. What a waste of perfectly good clothes...
wow, that is such a irresponsible thing to do....
It would be easier for them to just give the clothes away
don't blame wal-mart, blame the particular branch (not every wal-mart does this)
No worse than restaurants that throw out their uneaten food every night, if you ask me.
^^^ Food can rot and go bad. A waste, yes, but giving away leftovers can lead to possible sicknesses. And restaurants don't want to get into that kind of situation.
Clothing, on the other hand, doesn't decay (provided the moths don't get to them first). It's still good whether it's been in-store for a year or five years, and probably in better condition than already used clothing.
I've never said that Walmart isn't a horrible, exploitative corporation, just that they're able to offer the lowest prices because of that.
Wow, what neglience.
Yes, food can go can go bad, but common sense should be used when donating some left overs. Not all food is viable, but some most certainly could benefit homeless shelters. Fresh baked breads most often come to mind, but no good deed goes unpunished in today's society, right.
This is a common practice with many retail/restaurant chains.
You're full of it. We all know it's the magical power the of the yellow flying smiley face. He truly has the Heart of the Rollback.
Who gives a shit, it's the companies property and they can do what they want with it. There is alot more important stuff that people should worry about, and for those bitching about these 2 companies.... I highly doubt you donate every re-useable item you have to charity instead of trashing it.
Yeah, Walmart being a crap corporation is nothing new.
But no one said SHIT when their TFs were $7.77.
Still pretty good, thanks for asking.
Not bad at all.
I agree, it's their stuff. They can do what they hell they want with it.
great post Kusunagi. Too true....
Donating those unwanted goods will not only benefit the company in PR side but also bring huge tax benefits too. Plus the labor you need to punch a hole in clothes.
I think walmart accounting department must have a lot of interns.
Definitely a stupid move from a public relations stand point (and it reinforces Wal-Mart's poor public image to some) as it costs nothing to donate. That said, while the bad press from this is something that people will talk about for a day or so until the next "outrage", it will not cause a change in how they shop whatsoever.
Lol, they certainly said shit when they went back up.
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