Friday Funny: The True Story Behind D.C.'s Plastic Bag Tax

For American University's Eco-Comedy Film Competition, the DC-based comedy crew Dunk Your Bagel have produced a humorous take on a serious challenge facing cities across America: how to persuade residents to reduce their use of plastic bags.

"We've spent plenty of time debating the merits of D.C.'s three-year-old five-cent bag tax," , "but by all accounts it seems to be working: bag use is down, and environmental activists recently reported that they had seen a substantial decrease in the amount of bags found in one of the tributaries of the Anacostia River."

So how did this revolution in public policy come to be? Check out the definitive history:

Full Story: Video: The Definitive History of D.C.'s Five-Cent Bag Tax

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