Plastic Pollution
March 31 2010

DC Bag Fee Update: January Numbers

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!

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