Attention Walmart customers. Say goodbye to brown bags.
First, it was plastic. Now it’s paper. Walmart will be removing all bags from New York stores.
Several Walmart locations have been spreading the word on social media. “As an important way to reduce and encourage reusable options, paper bags will no longer be available.
Beginning Oct. 1, the post declares that all New York Walmart locations will no longer carry paper bags.
The post additionally says that reusable bags will be available for shoppers to purchase.
Last year, Walmart introduced a pilot program to point out bagless alternatives to the traditional plastic shopping bag. The pilot program worked in states like Vermont and Maine, which officially went bagless in 2021.
Remember Your Bags
If you’re a Walmart shopper you’d better start remembering to not only bring your reusable bags from home but actually take them out of the car when you shop. Otherwise, you’ll be forced to buy more. That, or take everything out to the vehicle in a cart and carry it into the house one item at a time.