Tag: DC grocery bag tax

Taxing for Green Behavior?

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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The District of Columbia’s tax on plastic shopping bags has generated $150,000 in revenue while cutting the number of bags handed out by city establishments by 85%. Do you like using taxes to nudge people toward green behavior? How else should government and society be encouraging a deeper shade of green — if at all? Leave a comment below.

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