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• The International Business Times reports that Walmart Canada will begin next month "to sell reusable bags at a discounted rate of 25 cents and will continue to offer plastic bags for five cents per bag to customers who request them." The retailer will no longer provide free plastic shopping bags to its shoppers.

“We recognize we are asking our customers to change their shopping practices, but we strongly believe that removing plastic film from our waste stream is imperative to reaching our goal of zero waste and will encourage our customers to broaden their already existing waste-reduction efforts," said Lee Tappenden, CEO at Walmart Canada, in a prepared statement.
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