WALMART CHARGES FOR PLASTIC BAGS
Walmart is getting set to charge customers for plastic bags as part of its strategy for cutting the amount of plastic in landfills. Beginning 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 said the introduction of a small fee in other countries has helped to reduce the number of plastic bags by more than half. Walmart says some of the proceeds will go to supporting recycling initiatives.