WAL­MART CHARGES FOR PLAS­TIC BAGS

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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