For the longest time, one of the few stores – if not the only one – that didn’t charge you for plastic bags was Wal-Mart.
But starting on February 9th, that will change.
Walmart Canada has announced that on that date, they will start charging 5 cents for plastic bags and 25 cents for reusable bags…. which is not a bad deal since most stores charge around a buck for the reusable ones.
Walmart says that some of the proceeds from the new charge will go toward supporting recycling initiatives for grocery bags and other plastics.
I’ll admit – I like getting the free bags ’cause I use them for garbage. I do use reusable bags everywhere else but once Walmart introduces the fee, I’ll still need plastic bags for garbage so I guess I’ll have to pay.
So, the question is… are you happy to see this fee coming in…will it change your shopping habits?