As of this year, a 5 cent tax is charged for each plastic bag used for food purchases in DC. Proceeds go to a worthy cause: cleaning up and protecting the Anacostia River. But if you want to be good to your pocketbook and the environment, use reusable bags. See our favorite tips and bag options below the jump.
• the free reusable bag distributed by the DC government and CVS/pharmacy last December
AT On... Organizing Reusable Bags In The Kitchen
• Snarky Reusable Bags by TBWA\Vancouver
• How To: Use a Reusable Bag as Gift Wrap
• Canadian Tire's Reusable Shopping Bag