On October 29th, the Washington Square News published an opinion piece in support of New York City’s proposed plastic bag tax. The constituent members of the Bag The Tax NYC Coalition stands in opposition to this regressive and unjust tax that will rob New York’s low-income citizens of their hard earned money. This tax will also not contribute any funding to environmental causes, and will instead funnel money back into the hands of big grocers.
What’s more, New York City is simply dropping the ball when it comes to recycling plastic bags. Technology exists that can recycle plastic bags from the waste-stream, but the City refuses to pay for it, and instead wants to make its citizens suffer for their inaction.
New Yorkers, tell your Council Member to bag this regressive tax!