Daily journal: Jobs and Bag fees
January 10, 2012
This morning began in
A good piece of the rest of the day was devoted to political fundraising, which comes with the job.
Then I headed to the Wheaton Library (more on that tomorrow) and finally for a trip to the grocery store before heading home.
As I headed into the store I unloaded what I wondered might be one of my last collections of plastic bags, in the recycle bin. I’ve been thinking a lot about the bag fee lately as have many residents.
I was glad to vote for it but I am even more proud of that vote today.
For those who disagree I remind you that the county is spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years to clean up our waterways and we are determined to improve the health of the
The five cent fee and the 1 million dollars or so it is expected to collect don’t come close to covering the damage that plastic bags cause to our environment.
But the fee is a great behavior changer. Already I find myself more compelled to bring my reusable’s with me, and proud of our new civic culture as I see residents walking about with reusable’s in hand.
We are making a difference, all of us, one bag at a time.