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.