Walmart charging 0.05 cents a bag starting Feb 1st

@ricki_911 (16690)
Toronto, Ontario
January 29, 2016 9:59am CST
I was reading this article on Facebook, and most stores are becoming this way. I usually get the free bags to use for my garbage bags to save money. But clearly I am switching to reusable bags to save money.
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@andriaperry (30918)
• Anniston, Alabama
29 Jan 16
I have not heard of this, I have plenty of reusable bags but I use those free bags also for bathroom trash :)
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@ricki_911 (16690)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jan 16
That is what I currently do but a lot of people don't they just throw them out.
@JolietJake (39719)
29 Jan 16
Glad I don't live in Canada.
@ricki_911 (16690)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jan 16
I would assume it would be enforced in many other countries as well.
@JolietJake (39719)
29 Jan 16
@ricki_911 Nope, just Canada
@JolietJake (39719)
29 Jan 16
Fees have dramatically decreased the use of plastic bags elsewhere.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
29 Jan 16
I think you mean 5 cents, not 0.05 cents.
@ricki_911 (16690)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jan 16
That is 5 cents .
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
29 Jan 16
@ricki_911 No it's not. $0.05 is five cents. 0.05 cents is 5/100 cents.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
29 Jan 16
I hadn't heard that WalMart was going to start this but I know in some States they are doing this in all their stores.
@ricki_911 (16690)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jan 16
I am not sure if it is certain stores or just all of them.
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
29 Jan 16
@ricki_911 I haven't heard of it here yet.
• United States
29 Jan 16
I have not heard this yet, but I know if you bring bags to like Target your own they give you $0.05 off
@ricki_911 (16690)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jan 16
Wow! I know my sister brought her own bags and got a discount but not sure what it was.
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@marlina (60723)
• Canada
29 Jan 16
What makes me upset is that they charge a sales tax on those bags.
@ricki_911 (16690)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jan 16
Yes, I saw that and was like really this is ridiculous.
@AnneEJ (5118)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
29 Jan 16
Some stores here charge for bags but so far Walmart hasn't. I take my own bags for the grocery store, but usually forget them when I am going to Walmart.
@ricki_911 (16690)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Jan 16
Yes, most stores here charge, except a selected handful now it seems all of them will.
@akalinus (12424)
• United States
29 Jan 16
I think I know why. In February, the pay for Walmart workers increases and they are closing stores and firing workers. This is probably another cost cutting strategy.