Walmart Going Bagless? What Will I Use For Waste Basket Liners?
When I first heard about this, I thought, what the hell? How can they just go bagless? Well it turns out that is exactly what they are doing.
When you think about just the volume of bags that Walmart puts out every year, it's staggering! Would you believe upwards of 20 billion bags? And the bad/sad part is according to their website, only about 10% of those 20 billion bags are recycled.
I know when I'm in California and go to a Target store, I have to pay 20 cents per bag. That really isn't a deal breaker for me because I understand the reasoning behind the charge.
The "no bag" thing has certainly worked for Costco. Just haul your items out in a cart and throw them in your car.
What I think will probably come from all this no more bags stuff is we will all have to start using reusable bags. At Costco, most items are of a bulky nature. Going to Target or Walmart, you tend to buy smaller sized things and a bag is the easiest way to transport it.
According to the Walmart website, this "no more bags" thing is set to start in the next few months and maybe even as early as July.
If I were a brick and mortar retailer, I'd be apprehensive about this for fear of driving customers to shopping on Amazon. That way they'd have their purchases delivered right to their door. rumor has it that Walmart and Target may also be headed toward the Amazon business model.
On a side note, I use my Walmart, Target, etc. bags for waste basket liners and poop bags for the dogs. Target bags are my favorite.