Starting February 9, 2016, Walmart Canada will be charging 5 cents per plastic bag.
The move is to cut down on the amount of plastic in landfills. Superstore, as well as various other retailers in Winnipeg, already charge for plastic bags.
It’s expected to cut down on the number of plastic bags used by over 50 per cent.
Partial proceeds will be used to support recycling initiatives across Canada. Reusable bags will also be available for purchase.