Saturday, February 2, 2008

Irish Tax on Plastic Shopping Bags 33 Cents Per Bag

Since 2002, when Ireland passed a tax on the use of plastic bags, Irish consumers have adopted cloth reusable bags. Within weeks, thanks to an ambitious advertising campaign, plastic bag consumption dropped 94 percent. The U.S. should adopt a similar program so that plastic does not linger in landfills forever.

New Trier Organic Garden