Raleigh considers fee for plastic shopping bags

Posted by Amy Dunn on July 1, 2014 

Would you plunk down a nickel or a dime for a plastic shopping bag at the grocery store?

That’s a question that shoppers in the city of Raleigh might eventually face if the City Council follows through on an idea floated this week by Councilman Bonner Gaylord, who has asked the city staff to research the possibility of charging as much as 10 cents for each plastic bag distributed in the city.

The money would be used for stream restoration or litter clean-up.

So what do you think?

Would you pay for plastic shopping bags? Or would you likely turn to reusable bags that you bring from home? What do you do with all the plastic bags you bring home now? Would you miss them?

Click HERE to read the full story, written by N&O staff writer Colin Campbell, who covers Raleigh City Hall.

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