Paul L. Caron

Monday, July 16, 2007

Choosing Plastic Over Paper May Result in Tax

Several countries are considering imposing special environmental taxes on shoppers who choose plastic bags over paper bags:

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Ireland placed a €0.15 tax on plastic shopping bags in 2002. In just three months, their use dropped by over 90 percent.

Posted by: Gordie | Jul 17, 2007 12:23:11 PM