On D.C.'s bag tax: Seeing is believing
By Philip Latasa
Regarding Bryan Dierlam’s post complaining about the D.C. plastic bag tax.
Mr. Dierlam is to be applauded for his responsible reuse of plastic bags, but it takes little observation to realize that many others are utterly irresponsible. I invite Mr. Dierlam to join the annual volunteer Potomac Watershed Cleanup in April to see firsthand just how many plastic bags (and other trash items) end up in all our waterways.
As for downstate Virginia not being interested in controlling plastic bags, downstate legislators have, in fact, attempted to keep discarded plastic bags from contaminating Virginia cotton crops, only to be pushed back by retailers.
The writer is a member of Friends of Accotink Creek.
| January 15, 2010; 10:02 AM ET
Categories: D.C., HotTopic, environment
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