Results for - Walmart to start charging for bags

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Walmart Canada will begin to charge customers for plastic bags as part of its strategy for cutting the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. Beginning on Feb. 9, customers will be charged five cents each for plastic bags, with reusable bags available for a discounted rate of 25 cents each. The company - headquartered in Mississauga, west of Toronto - said that the introduction of a small fee in other countries has helped Walmart to reduce the number of plastic bags by more than half. Walmart says some of the proceeds from the new charge will go toward supporting recycling initiatives for grocery bags and other thin plastic objects. The company said it's also going to improve in-store recycling and collection programs and work with suppliers to find ways of removing plastic from its packaging. Walmart Canada has 397 stores and serves more than 1.2 million customers per day.

1. Do you shop at Walmart at least once a month?

Yes
72%
540 votes
No
28%
205 votes

2. Do you bring your own shopping bags?

Yes
37%
279 votes
No
63%
466 votes

3. Beginning on Feb. 9, customers will be charged five cents each for plastic bags, with reusable bags available for a discounted rate of 25 cents each. The company - headquartered in Mississauga, west of Toronto - said that the introduction of a small fee in other countries has helped Walmart to reduce the number of plastic bags by more than half. Do you support Walmart's decision?

Yes
63%
468 votes
No
37%
277 votes
01/29/2016 News 745 20 By: Tellwut

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