July 21, 2009

Seattle shopping-bag tax attracts $500 K in opposition

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The American Chemistry Council has given $500,000 to a campaign to convince Seattle residents to vote down a 20-cent-a-bag tax on grocery bags, Mark Ramirez of the Seattle Times reports. The tax is intended to encourage shoppers to bring their own, non-disposeable bags to save landfill space and reduce the use of resources, particularly petroleum to make plastic bags.

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