Category: fee


Bag Fee vs. Tax: More industry rhetoric

Cross-posted on Ban the Bag! The most common refrain from industry’s echo chamber on a proposed bag fee is: ”it’s a tax,” and taxes, as we all know, is politically a very bad word. Even among fellow advocates, it seems…

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Montgomery County Passes the Bag Fee!

Today the Montgomery County Council voted 8-1 in support of a five-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. The fee will be charged by all retailers in the county starting January 1, 2012, with proceeds supporting watershed protection via…

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Montgomery County Considering a Bag Fee

Montgomery County is now considering its own 5-cent bag fee, modeled on the one in place in DC. The revenues from the fee would benefit the Water Quality Protection Fund, which supports stormwater projects and watershed protection. The arguments in…

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