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In Mayor’s plan, the plastic bag will carry a fee

This article from the New York Times discusses a plan for New York City, proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to start charging shoppers 6 cents for every plastic bag they use while in stores. Similar proposals have been explored in other cities in the United States and have been successfully implemented in Europe. Along with reducing waste, the plan for New York could potentially generate an additional $16 million in revenue for the city. While many conservationists are applauding the plan, some city residents fear the fee, which is not a tax, will cause unnecessary aggravation and strain personal budgets even further.

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