If you click on the post title you can read an article in fashionista about NY's new plastic bag tax. The tax is imposed anywhere you can receive a plastic bag for your stuff-grocery store, boutique, Macy's, a restaurant for your left overs. The tax is $.05 a bag. Not a huge deal i think. The article sort of gripes about having to carry around a bag, especially for those who don't have a car. I live in Chicago, i don't have a car and sometimes I forget to take a bag with me but carrying it isn't a big deal. i have a canvas tote that i got when i bought apples at the market and it scrunches up pretty well i think. i also have a nylon bag that folds up into a little pouch that i can attach to my key chain if i want. how hard is it to take a bag with you? I don' think the point is that a nickel isn't really a lot of money (but it will add up depending on how much shopping you do). The point is don't use plastic bags if you don't have to.
I think there should be a bag tax everywhere...
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