Wal-Mart to Debut Cloth Shopping Bags

Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart plans to unveil its first recyclable cloth shopping bag this weekend, part of the company’s efforts to become eco-friendly, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The black bags touting a slogan, "Paper or Plastic? Neither.” will be available near checkout counters for $1 each as an alternative for shoppers averse to using plastic bags, the report said.

The pending arrival of the shopping bag was disclosed after a daylong "sustainability summit" at a conference center near Wal-Mart's headquarters. The event, the first of its kind for the company, focused on how Wal-Mart is changing its practices to help the environment, from working with suppliers to use less plastic packaging to cutting back on electricity usage, the report said.