In Mayor's Plan, the Plastic Bag Will Carry A Fee
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has called for charging shoppers 6 cents for every plastic bag needed at the register.
Our Take: While we applaud a
consumption-based fee of any kind, 6 cents
just isn't enough to change behavior. The
main objective of Ireland's hugely
successful PlasTax was to cut consumption. This seems designed
to create an ongoing revenue
stream for a struggling municipality, while
reducing consumption a little.
We doubt anything less than 25 cents will work.