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Plastic bags clog streams and waterways, and one city decided to take action against this menace. On January 1, 2010, Washington, D.C. became the first city in the U.S. to add a 5-cent fee for plastic bags for food and carryout. Most of the money raised by the new law and the “Skip the Bag, Save the River” campaign will go to the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund to educate people and clean up the river. The remainder will go to the affected businesses.
What do you think of the new law in Washington, D.C.? Does your family bring reusable bags to the store?
Photo courtesy District Department of the Environment. Learn more at http://green.dc.gov/bags.
Stop Plastic From Taking Over!
Take the NO MORE PLASTIC! Pledge. Make a promise that you’ll stop using and
NO MORE PLASTIC! means thinking before you buy! STOP buying products
wrapped in plastic or delivered in plastic bottles, and STOP using plastic bags
offered at stores you visit.
Plastic gets into the waterways and harms sea turtles, birds, and other animals.
Plastic lasts for a really long time. If you throw a plastic bag or bottle into the trash,
it’s going to stay in a landfill forever–for thousands of years. If you recycle plastic, it
can be used to make new plastics using up fewer natural resources.
So Bag the Bag
Plastic bags have been banned in several cities around the world. But don’t wait for
a ban, stop using them now! Bring your reusable bags with you when you shop for
food, toys, school supplies, and well, everything!
Take the NO MORE PLASTIC! Pledge
I want to keep the leatherback sea turtles and all animals safe from plastic trash.
I _________________ pledge that I will not buy or use products that
contain or are delivered in plastic!
When there is no other option, I will always recycle, reuse, or throw the
plastic in a trash container.
To pledge online, sign in to comment with your I AGREE (Or
print a copy of the pledge to share with your classmates or post at home on