Friday, March 3, 2017

A month of Chicago’s Bag Tax

On the 1st February Chicago introduced a tax of 7 cents per bag for Single Use Bags - both Paper and Plastic.

To create community awareness of the tax Chicago’s Mayor distributed 25,000 ChiBags via major retailers Jewel-Osco, Mariano’s, Target and Whole Foods.

Across the country various communities are ding their bit :
  • Cities/Counties with Plastic Bag Fees :
    • Boulder, Colo.
    • Brownsville, Texas
    • Montgomery County, Md.
    • New York, N.Y.
    • Portland, Maine
    • Washington D.C.
  • Cities with Plastic Bag Bans
    • Austin
    • Cambridge, Mass.
    • Chicago
    • Los Angeles
    • San Francisco
    • Seattle
It might not seem to much, but every little bit helps.

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