Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ridding DC of plastic bags

Mayor Adrian Fenty signed into law on July 7th a bill that will establish a 5 cent charge to customers for every plastic or paper bag they take from a retailer. According to DCist, this won't go into effect until January, but the really great news it that 4 out of every 5 cents will go to the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund.

Way to go Fenty! Small acts can lead to great changes.

(Via DCist)

1 comment:

  1. It made me so happy when I first read about this. It may seem like a small amount, but hopefully it'll make a big difference. I don't know why more cities in the U.S. don't do this. This has been in effect in Swedish grocery stores forever now.