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Wal-Mart Begins Charging for Grocery Bags in California

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Wal-Mart (WMT) is either looking to make an impact on the environment or cut more expenses -- probably both. The world's largest retailer is now going to charge its customers in parts of California for shopping bags. No, not the thin plastic ones,..


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Kat R (14)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 12:26 pm
",.. The reusable kind. The standard white plastic bag is going away completely.

Is this a good idea? That is, charge for the temporary storage containers that house goods customers just bought? Wal-Mart apparently wants to force customers to become eco-friendly, although any customer -- after paying 15 cents for a reusable, washable bag -- can throw them away. Want a larger shopping bag? 50 cents, please.

Will this go over across Wal-Mart's national network of stores, Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets? Who know -- but starting something so seemingly insignificant in California makes sense given much of the state's eco-liberalism.

The impacts of Wal-Mart getting away from disposable plastic bags alone would be huge. The move to charging customers for the replacement is a tad bit iffy, but adding a dollar or two to s shopping tab (once per five shopping trips, perhaps) is not that wallet-bending. Or, is it?

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 1:08 pm
What a great idea,it shud have been done a long time ago.

Casey Broughton (27)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 1:27 pm
excellent! one small step for the environment
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