Walmart: Please charge a plastic bag fee

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In recent years, Walmart has taken large steps towards being a more sustainable corporation. One of their many lofty sustainability goals is "Project Gigaton", in which they aim to reduce their emissions by 1 gigaton by 2030. Walmart's sustainability site claims "Our approach accelerates us towards our three aspirational goals: to create zero waste, operate with 100% renewable energy and sell products that sustain our resources and the environment." While these efforts and goals should be applauded, Walmart remains a massive hub of consumption and waste. In order to further their progress towards these key sustainability goals, we are calling on Walmart to impose a plastic bag tax in all stores, charging customers for each plastic bag. This will allow customers to still purchase plastic bags when necessary, but would encourage the habit of bringing reusable bags to the store in order to save money. Walmart Canada has already implemented this practice in February 2016, therefore the rest of Walmart's branches and subsidiaries should follow suit. Thank you for your consideration!



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