Walmart Now Charging Customers For Plastic Bags
Walmart now starts charging customers 5 cents per plastic bag with the hope of completely removing the usage of plastic bags and switch to reusable bags.
Customers and shoppers at Walmart are now going to be charged 5 cents for each bag they use, which were free before. The company is evidently making efforts to protect the environment and is hoping that this new charge will prevent customers from using plastic bags and turn to reusable bags instead. The retail chain wants to end the usage of plastic bag completely, and believes this is its first step towards this goal.
All Walmart Stores in Canada will charge customers 5 cents on plastic bags, starting from February 9, according to announcement on Monday by the business. Customers can use plastic bags free until February 9, and later, these will cost 5 cents while the reusable bag will be available at a discount for 25 cents.
The process and timeline for the eradication of plastic bags entirely by Walmart Wholesale would require a good amount of time. This is a healthy step for the stores and the environment. It introduced the charge on plastic bags, which, according to reports, reduced the usage of plastic bags by almost 50%.
Walmart has plans of improving its in-store recycling facilities, and is going to be working with many of its merchants and suppliers to remove plastic bags from the packaging too. This recent development can prove to be highly beneficial to the environment and will even help in keeping the store’s parking lots and other areas clean. The retails chain business in Canada has 397 outlets, serving 1.2 million shoppers each day.
Environmentalists shall be more than happy with this news of the retailer’s plans, which serves a huge number of customers, who will no longer be using the unhealthy items. This move will also help to raise awareness. For now, they remain skeptical of the company’s plans as to whether this move is for the benefit for the environment or itself, and if the retailer will actually do as it says.
Walmart could be simply charging its customers for plastic bags to raise more profit, and not for the sake of the environment or cleanliness. The motives of the business cannot be predicted yet; regardless it will still be healthy for Walmart Canada and even the climate, through promoting recycled materials. This company is not the first in the market to make such a decision, as many organizations have already switched to reusable bags and many are going towards recycled bags.