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Canadian Plastics: Walmart Canada to eliminate single-use plastic bags

The phased approach will see the retailer make the change in all of its more than 400 Canadian locations by Earth Day 2022.

December 15, 2021  by Canadian Plastics

Photo Credit: CNW Group/Walmart Canada Corp.

Walmart Canada has announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic shopping bags for all in-store purchases and online grocery pickup and delivery orders.

In a Dec. 7 news release, Walmart Canada officials say the phased approach will see all of its more than 400 Canadian locations make the change by Friday, April 22, which is Earth Day 2022.

Officials say the move will make Walmart Canada one of the largest grocery retailers in the country to make this change.

The national roll-out follows a 10-store pilot that began in August 2021. Walmart Canada officials say the pilot received “overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and associates” and diverted nearly 6 million plastic bags.

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