A Tax We Could All Benefit From

A Tax We Could All Benefit From

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plastic-bag-litter.jpg“In 2002, Ireland passed a tax on plastic bags; customers who want them must now pay 33 cents per bag at the register. Within weeks, plastic bag use dropped 94 percent. There was an advertising awareness campaign and within a year, nearly everyone had bought reusable cloth bags, keeping them in the backs of cars.” They became socially uncool. (New York Times)

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