Under proposed legislation expected to pass the DC Council, consumers may soon pay an additional five cents for each paper or plastic bag they receive with any store purchase. The goal – to reduce the number of bags that end up as trash along our streets and in our rivers. Join Kojo to lend your opinion — and hear why some support and other oppose the move.


  • Yvette Alexander D.C. City Council Member (D-Ward 7)
  • Nikita Stewart Reporter, The Washington Post
  • George Franklin Covenant Baptist Church Food Bank Coordinator, and Coordinator, Ward 8 Food Pantry Collaborative

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