Wal-Mart’s Canadian stores to charge for plastic bags

Posted on February 1, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shoppers across Canada will soon have to pay for the privilege of carrying their purchases out of the store in a plastic bag.

Wal-Mart stores in Canada will charge 5 cents each for thin-film bags beginning Feb. 9 in British Columbia, and rolling out progressively across the rest of the provinces over the following months, the retail giant announced Jan. 25. The 5-cent bags will be offered only on customer request and reusable bags will be sold at a discounted 25 cents.

If they actually do this and do it soon it will be a big break through that hopefully other stores will then follow.