Walmart Charges for Bags in California
Walmart charges for bags now at a few stores in California. Three Walmart stores in Folsom and Citrus Heights now require shoppers to either bring their own bags, or pay fifteen cents for a reusable bag at checkout. Actually, fifteen cents for a reusable bag is an excellent deal: in most of Europe and some of Canada, it'smore than that for a regular plastic bag. If you want a huge walmart bag, then you can pay fifty whole cents for the plus-size model. Walmart is charging for bags at those three stores to start with, but is introducing the reusable bags throughout Northern California by the end of the week.
Folsom and Citrus Heights will serve as testing environments to see whether Walmart charging for bags is going to fly throughout the state. If it were up to me, I'd choose a more urban area as one of my test environments.
Walmart hopes to reduce its waste by 33% by 2013, and hopes that charging for bags is a step in the right direction.
First, the stores posted signs encouraging customers to provide their own bags and also began selling reusable bags. The 15-cent model is royal blue and lightweight polypropylene fabric.
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