The Most Effective Tax Ever?
Washington DC's 5 cent tax on plastic bags, instated just this past January, has already proven to have a phenomenal impact: the number of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets and other establishments dropped from the 2009 monthly average of 22.5 million to just 3 million in January. While significantly reducing plastic waste, the tax simultaneously generated $150,000 in revenue, which will be used to clean up the Anacostia River.

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Read about Harmony's effort to get her small California town to ban plastic bags here. Go Harmony!

1 comment:

clairebakescakes said...

Some store charges for their bags already but most of the big chain store doesn't.
I wish they would do that here in NY as well. They charge for water bottle now so, hopefully pretty soon they will start charging for the bags :-)