The fee is a win-win:
- If consumers keep using disposable bags, the county will now have an additional $1 million to help fund cleanups of streams & rivers
- If consumers switch their habits to reusable bags, the county will have dramatically reduced its need to clean up streams & rivers
Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) has also introduced a national bag fee with proceeds going to fund conservation programs, but House Republicans seem way too busy trying to protect Big Oil subsidies to act on a bag fee.
Learn more about why a bag fee makes economic & environmental sense at TrashFreeVirginia.org.