Friday, November 07, 2008

Plastic Bag Tax for NYC?

Today The New York Times has an article about a proposal to tax NYC residents 6 cents for each plastic bag needed at the register. I think this would be a great way to reduce New Yorkers use of plastic bags. I try to use cloth bags as often as possible. In fact, I've gotten so good at avoiding plastic bags the my deli guys know not to give me one and I have to make a conscious decision to get more bags to line my kitchen trash can when I run low. My question is, what are you supposed to do to hold your trash? I always figured that re-using plastic bags was a more earth-friendly option that buying trash liners.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Re-using grocery bags is really only more earth friendly than buying trash bags if you are truly re-using them and saving them from being thrown away. Since you are good about not using them in first place and only get them to use as trash bags you are being more wallet-friendly. Unless the grocery bags are manufactured in a better way or use less plastic than trash bags. In our house we need the big trash bags, anyway.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, and I love these:
http://www.baggubag.com/

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