Growing up in Northwestern Ontario, surrounded by lakes and forests, I’ve always been a champion for the environment. Since my daughter’s birth, preserving the environment has become even more important for me – I want her to grow up with the same respect for and access to nature that I did. I’ve seen these values within our customers, too – it’s a big moment for all of us to see this change come to life at Walmart.
As this initiative rolled out across the country starting on January 1, 2022 we saw firsthand how local actions can have a big impact. We quickly went from having 10 pilot stores participating to more than 54 by March. And now, as of April 22, 2022, we’ll see all 400+ of Walmart’s Canadian stores eliminate single use plastic shopping bags.
Our associates have been working hard to ensure our customers and stores are ready for this change, answering questions at store level and bringing incredible energy and dedication to this regenerative commitment. Watch the video below to hear more about what regeneration means to them.