The proposed legislation would have placed a 5-cent tax on disposable plastic bags for areas in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed region.
The idea was to help save the environment, but Montgomery County’s 5-cent bag tax hasn’t stopped residents from shelling out money for a plastic bag at grocery stores.
The four-year-old tax on plastic bags in the nation\’s capital is reportedly leading to some dramatic changes in consumer behavior.
Montgomery County\’s bag tax is set to bring in about $2 million to clean up local rivers.
Decades-old styrofoam continues to blight the Anacostia River and now the District is considering a ban on the ubiquitous foamy plastic.
There was an effort to change bag taxes in Montgomery County but, for now, it\’s on hold.
Nearly a year and a half after Montgomery County\’s 5-cent bag tax took effect, a public hearing was held Tuesday night to consider possible tweaks.
On a two-hour ride on the Anacostia River, Jim Foster with the Anacostia Watershed Society points out the beauty of the river and the challenges it continually faces.
Virginia lawmakers will consider the bag tax in the
upcoming legislative session.
Shreds of dirty plastic bags wedged between
rocks and wrapped around
tree trunks once littered the banks of the
Anacostia River. But the environmental hazards
and imposing eyesore have nearly disappeared
Washington, D.C implemented a disposable bag fee
two years ago.
Prince George\’s County could soon become the latest jurisdiction in the Washington area to add a fee for paper and plastic bags shoppers get in the checkout line.
Would you give up plastic supermarket bags to save 20 cents? The latest bag fee proposal in Virginia is sparking debate.
Roads, taxes, money for families and the disabled — just some of the things Fairfax County citizens say the General Assembly should tackle when they get back to work this week.
Shop in Montgomery County and you\’ll now have to pay for plastic bags.
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