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Plastic Bag Tax

Major City Moves Closer To $.10 Bag Fee

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept -- whether paper or plastic -- under legislation hea...

Does Our Plastic Bag Tax Lead To Death?

Posted 02.03.2014 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C.'s plastic bag fee: good for the Anacostia River, bad for people wanting to avoid gastrointestinal disease? Bloomberg recently pu...

L.A. Bans Plastic Bags, Misses Larger Point

Gernot Wagner | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Gernot Wagner

The L.A. ban effectively puts an infinite price on plastic bags. Disposable plastic bags have real costs. Ask any seagull. But infinity seems like a high price to pay.

Corvallis City Council Should Implement Plastic Bag Ban

The Daily Barometer | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
The Daily Barometer

The proper way to mitigate this environmental intrusion and reduce the use of plastic in society is an absolute ban on plastic bags, with a pass-through fee for paper bags.

Will The 5-Cent Bag Tax Be Bagged?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A plan to institute a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags in one Maryland county is currently stuck in Annapolis waiting further action...

Neither Paper Nor Plastic: City Expands Shopping Bag Ban

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed an expansion of the city's historic restrictions on plastic shopping bags. Whi...

Maryland's Largest County Institutes Retail Bag Tax

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Residents in Maryland's most populated county are getting used to a new 5-cent bag fee meant to curb pollution, encourage the use of reu...

Jordan Howard

Plastic Bag Bans Spreading To More Cities | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Across the country, cities and counties are instituting fees on plastic bags, or even banning them outright, in an effort to prevent pol...

Evanston Considers Taxing Or Outright Banning Plastic Bags

Evanston, IL Patch | Patch Staff | Email the Author | April 26, 2011 | Posted 06.27.2011 | Chicago

Choosing plastic at the check-out line could potentially cost Evanston residents an extra five cents if a bag tax ordinance passes....

D.C. Bag Tax Collects $150,000 In January For River Cleanup

The Washington Post | Tim Craig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The District's 5-cent bag tax generated about $150,000 during January to help clean up the Anacostia River, even though residents have dramatically sc...

The Bay vs. the Bag: Only One Side Can Win

David Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Lewis

Plastic bag pollution is growing, and its impact on our rivers, bays and oceans is well documented. The answer to "paper or plastic?" is "neither -- here's my reusable bag!"