OP-ED | Lower Than Expected Plastic Bag Revenue Is An Environmental Victory

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As lower-than-expected state revenue rolls in for 2019, many people are talking about the impact of Connecticut’s current 10-cent charge on carryout plastic bags. But for environmentalists and citizen activists across the state, the impact was always about getting plastic out of the environment, not about filling holes in the budget. The shortfall in projected revenue generated through the bag fee is simply proof of what we’ve known all along: putting a fee on plastic bags is an effective approach at changing consumer behavior … and getting the public to say “no” to plastic bags.
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OP-ED | Lower Than Expected Plastic Bag Revenue Is An Environmental Victory

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