If Walmart were really green…

...it wouldn't be so slow about eradicating plastic bags. In a post explaining Target's new program on this front, Kathryn Robbins writes:
But where is the nation’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, on ditching plastic bags? They’re thinking about it. The company wants to “reduce our global plastic shopping bag waste by an average of 33 percent per store by 2013.” Last month a select number of stores in California were going to ban plastic bags via a new test program. Customers would have the option to bring their own reusable bags or buy low priced ones from Wal-Mart. The plan was cancelled.
So which comes first at Walmart: profits or the environment? Do I really need to ask?

4 Responses to “If Walmart were really green…”

  1. UncleBob says:

    The day Walmart stops using plastic baggies is the day I have to start buying little plastic trash bags for my small trash cans.

  2. Cody says:

    Honestly, I’m not surprised at all. For walmart, profits always come first. Even over human life.

  3. […] Jonathan and I have both written about the issue of Walmart ditching its free plastic bags. The strategy is fraught with challenges, but I applaud the retailer’s attempt. What I fear is a brief experiment with poor results and a throwing up of the hands to declare, we tried! […]

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