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District of Columbia Uses Bag Tax to Clean Up the Anacostia and Create Jobs

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The District of Columbia is now becoming a model for communities across America for the way its government is handling a critical environmental issue – The DC Government introduced a plastic bag tax in 2010 to discourage single use bags and clean up the Anacostia River. Now this money is restoring the river’s health, creating jobs and the tax has helped bring down the use of plastic bags across the District.

 

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