Walmart Canada Reveals Raccoon Repellent Garbage Bag

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced a brand 
new product in the Canadian market - the Great Value Mint-X Raccoon repellent 
garbage bag. 
"Taking your trash to the curb only to find the bag shredded by a raccoon and 
your garbage strewn all over the place is not exactly how we like to start the 
day," said Sandra Farwell, vice president of private brands at Walmart Canada. 
"Most of the time we're careful and make sure the garbage can is secured…but 
every once in a while, the crafty little critters manage to crack the lid and 
settle in for a feast of chicken bones, vegetable peelings and other 
Well, the days of desperation are over! Walmart Canada is proud to be the only 
retailer in Canada to offer the Great Value Mint-X raccoon repellent garbage 
"We're very pleased to be providing our customers with a safe and innovative 
solution to what is often a very frustrating situation," added Ms Farwell. 
"The Great Value Mint-X bag is one of those products that just makes sense." 
Developed in partnership with Mint-X and Walmart Canada's Great Value private 
label team, the Great Value Mint-X garbage bag comes in two formats - 30, 70 
litre bags and 20, 121 litre bags, both $6.97 and now available at Walmart 
stores across Canada. 
"It's exciting to see the expansion of our Mint-X solution in the Canadian 
market," said Jeff Dussich, Chief Operating Officer, Mint-X. "Mint-X bags are 
already being used across the U.S., from New York to Los Angeles and they are 
proven to be effective, even against the toughest raccoons in North America." 
The secret 
Mint has long been a home remedy for keeping rodents out of gardens, so the 
key was to incorporate the smell of mint into the trash bags. Olfactory cues 
are much keener in rodents than in humans and so much more important to their 
survival. A rodent's nasal cavity is comprised of 50% olfactory tissue 
compared to only 5% for humans. For this reason the mint scent is extremely 
irritating to rodents, while appealing and refreshing to humans. 
Great Value Mint-X bags are proven effective at repelling rodents because an 
all natural, mint scented fragrance that is added to the plastic during the 
manufacturing process. In a study conducted by the University of Maryland, 
School of Medicine Comparative Medicine Program in 2011, two bags are placed 
in a test area over a seven day period, one Mint-X bag and one standard 
untreated bag, both filled with standardized food. In this test, the Mint-X 
bag proved 100% repellence of raccoons, while the non-Mint-X bags were 
penetrated 67% of the time. 
About Walmart Canada 
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of more than 375 locations nationwide 
serving more than one million customers each day, as well as its flagship 
online store,, which is visited by over 250,000 Canadians 
daily. With over 95,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest 
employers and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one of 
Canada's top 10 corporate cultures. Walmart Canada is focused on helping 
Canadian families in need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more 
than $160 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations. 
Additional company information can be found at, and at 
About Mint-X Corporation 
Mint-X Corporation is the inventor of the world's only US EPA and Health 
Canada PMRA registered trash bag that is proven to reduce the number of trash 
bags torn by raccoons and rats. Based in New York City, Mint-X Trash Bags 
were invented by one of the largest heavy duty trash bag distributors in the 
Northeastern US, as a solution to the problem caused by rodents creating an 
unsanitary mess when tearing through trash bags. Mint-X Trash Bags are 
infused with a proprietary and patented mint scent, comprised of food grade, 
plant derived essential oils. Additional company information can be found at and 
Have a question? Give us a call or send us an email: 
Alex Roberton, Director Corporate Affairs and Social Media, Walmart  Canada 416 526 0981 
Jeff Dussich, Chief Operating Officer, Mint-X 877 646 
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