DC Bag Fee Update: January Numbers
March 31 2010 | Rise Above Plastics,
by scott harrison
Here are the numbers for January 2010, the first month of the fee implementation:
> -86%: Plastic and paper bag dispensing DOWN (22M bags/month prior to fee, 3M after fee). 86%!!!
> +$150,000: Raised for Anacostia River Cleanup Fund conservation raised in the month of January. Projected $10M (million!) over four years.
> 45-60%: Local “acceptance” of the concept and value of the fee.
Read the other details in the Washington Post article. WOOT!