Walmart now has three stores where it no longer uses plastic bags, they are expanding to 52 stores soon and expect to have this be the status quo by 2013! I have been saying for a while now that I thought this would happen and Walmart or Target would lead the way.
This serves several functions:
- reduce plastic waste
- reduce cost
- develops a new revenue stream
- builds good will
To say Walmart is doing this because they are green is inncorrect, but to chastise them for trying to turn a profit by selling the bags is also. I for one am glad to see this.