When I was a kid all of the bags at the grocery store were brown paper bags. We had so many that my sister and I would make book covers out of them and had more than enough left over. Somewhere along the way the question was asked "paper or plastic"? Now you might not have any choice as most bags are being phased out at this retail giant.

Walmart has a goal to become a zero-waste company and bags are part of that. What does this mean for the New York State locations?

Q 105.7 logo
Get our free mobile app

According to Progressive Grocer, Walmart will start to phase out singe-use bags at their New York locations beginning Wednesday January 18th. That means when you checkout you won't have any bags to put your items in. No plastic, no paper, nothing disposable.

Walmart indicates that bags will continue to be used as needed for raw meats, proteins, produce, and chemicals to ensure food safety and prevent cross contamination. Best piece of advice? Bring your own bags or buy the ones available in the store.

Getty Images
Getty Images

LOOK: Here are 50 of your favorite retail chains that no longer exist

Are you ready to see the top 50 major retailers that no longer exist? Keep reading to see if your favorites made the list.

LOOK: These Are the 50 biggest retailers in America

Stacker compiled a list of the 50 biggest retailers in the country, using retail sales data from Kantar, provided by the National Retail Federation.

LOOK: Things from the year you were born that don't exist anymore

The iconic (and at times silly) toys, technologies, and electronics have been usurped since their grand entrance, either by advances in technology or breakthroughs in common sense. See how many things on this list trigger childhood memories—and which ones were here and gone so fast you missed them entirely.

More From Q 105.7