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Walmart Will Begin Charging You for Using Plastic Bags in Nearly 100 Stores. Here’s What We Know.

Well, this isn’t how we wanted to start off 2023, but here we are.

Walmart is changing up their bagging policy in 100 Stores — but I’m sure that’s only the beginning.

It sucks, but we have already been conditioned to be our own Walmart checkout clerks with the self checkout system.

But now, thing are getting even weirder when it comes to checking out at Walmart.

Starting January 1st, more than 100 Walmart stores will see a new bagging policy in place.

I’m not going to lie. I don’t like it.

According to the U.S. Sun, Walmart customers in 100 stores are going to have to start paying 10¢ per bag — be it paper or plastic — during checkout.

This new system is supposedly part of Walmart’s new efforts to become more eco-friendly.

Eliminating single-use bags is part of our commitment to achieve zero waste across our operations and ultimately shift gradually toward a circular economy built on advancing reuse, refill, and recycling habits.

Lauren Willis, the Walmart Western US Director of Communications

The giant grocery retailer wants you to bring reusable shopping bags with you to do you grocery shopping.

I mean, that’s good in theory, but it totally blows if you happen to forget your shopping bags — which I do all the time.

Walmart will no longer give you free disposable shopping bags if you happen to forget your reusable shopping bags.

They have already gone to this bag free policy in Vermont, Maine, and New Jersey.

But, in 2023, Colorado will be the newest state to impliment this new Walmart bagging policy.

Shoppers in 100 Colorado stores will now have to pay for disposable shopping bags.

Hmmmm. Does this mean they are going to lower prices to account for the money they save on bags?

Not likely, I’m sure.