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Tax Bags

Paper or Plastic? How about neither. The average American uses between 350 and 500 grocery bags each year. Low estimates put Americans as adding 100 billion of the world's 500+ billion bags annually. By charging grocery bags at 15 cents, we could save money, and help the environment. Once in a landfill, plastic bags take 1000 years to photodegrade, which means they don't biodegrade. They just break down into smaller particles and chemicals. Ireland was the first country to impose a 15 cent tax on grocery bags, cutting their use of plastic bags by 90% since 2002 and reducing their overall plastic bag usage by 1.8 billion bags. We can do better.

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