Bag Tax Advocates Warn Of Changes | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Bag Tax Advocates Warn Of Changes

Play associated audio

By Peter Granitz

In a few weeks a "bag tax" will go into effect in D.C., and even those who support paying more to help clean up the Anacostia say it'll be an adjustment.

Whether it's paper or plastic, every bag will cost you a nickel. Jim Connolly heads the Anacostia Watershed Society, one of the groups handing out out free, reusable bags in Congress Heights.

He says these bags offer a free alternative, but shoppers will still need to adjust. "Just remembering to bring your reusable bags into the store is going to be a hurdle for a lot of us," says Connolly. "But it'll happen."

"It's just like when the seat belt law came into effect, it took us all a while to learn how to do it, but now it's automatic."

Connolly says his group wants to enact a similar tax in Maryland more than eighty percent of the Anacostia River flows there.

NPR

Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of "blind faith." The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.

NPR

Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in New York and several other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.
NPR

How Senate Democrats Will Choose Their Next Leader

Closed-door leadership elections are held on a given day, but really take place over years of interaction and commerce among caucus members. Ideology and issues are not the paramount concern.
NPR

Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in New York and several other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.