April 1, 2010 3 Comments
by Elias Shams
The 5 cent tax on plastic bags in Washington DC that instated in January of this year is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It is designed to change consumer behavior and limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Well, it has already proven to have an awesome impact:
b) The number of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets and other establishments dropped from 22 million to 3 Million in that month.
Wow! This means we used only about 3 million disposable bags in January. read more…