What do you think? We don't consider 6 cents excessive, and maybe it would start changing the thinking of people who'd never before carried reusable bags. Also, every Duane Reade and Gristedes on the block now sells cloth bags for about $1.
The fee would raise money for the city (and hello, if the possibility of a $3 subway fare is any indication, we need it), but the article also points out that the money would dry up. In other words, once people start carrying their own bags, revenue from fees stops rolling in. But that's win-win, right? NYC gets a little bit of cash, and more people stop using plastic.
We're curious what you think. Is this a unfair fee? Or maybe it's not enough of a charge?
- Read the article: In Mayor's Plan, the Plastic Bag Will Carry a Fee
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