In January, Washington DC instituted a 5 cent tax on disposable bag use (paper and plastic). Since then disposable bag use has dropped from 22,000,000 to 3,000,000 a month! That’s absolutely fantastic. Not only has DC raised its tax revenues by supporting the environment, the tax is actually helping the environment in a big way.
Let’s institute the tax here in Nevada County. Contact your representative and let’s get this to happen.
Here’s an article about this successful environmental effort.