January 30, 2009

NYC mayor plans to tax plastic bag

I just received a press release from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) berating Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to tax New York city residents on their use of grocery plastic bags.

City Hall proposed that stores charge customers a 5 cent fee for each plastic carryout bag, which would raise $84m/year for the city. New York City would be the only major U.S. city to charge its residents a tax on grocery bags, says ACC.

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