DC Imposes Plastic Bag Tax

Washington D.C. imposed a tax on plastic bags effective January 1, 2010.  I was in a supermarket in D.C. just before New Years and noticed this sign:

(photo credit: Michael Caruso)

Although not everyone thinks it’s the best way to implement a shift in societal norms, it sure is effective.  The Washington Post article below showed a drop of over 50% in plastic bag usage with one retailer as a result of the ban.  Here are a few articles about the ban:

Several other towns/cities have already implemented similar bans and still others are considering bans:

Is this the future?  If so, start buying some of these bad boys: http://baggubag.com/


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