Walmart accused of dumping 1 million toxic items into landfill every year

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US retail titan Walmart has been accused of illegally dumping more than 1 million toxic items into landfills every year.

The world’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer is facing a lawsuit from the state of California over allegedly dumping discarded or returned products including aerosol cans, electronic waste, batteries, toxic cleaning supplies and other hazardous waste.

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