In anticipation of the plastic shopping bag tax here in Seattle, I just bought two re-usable bags from ChicoBag for our household use. The plastic shopping bags tax is still a proposal, but I’m looking forward to its approval and implementation next year. So I might as well change my habits early.
Why am I confident that the proposal will pass here in the Emerald City?
First, there’s already a successful precedent in Ireland.
tax on plastic shopping bags in the Republic of Ireland has cut their
use by more than 90% and raised millions of euros in revenue, the
government says.”[see Irish bag tax hailed success]
And third, if China is doing it, what’s our excuse?