Like many countries and cities, New York City is trying to tackle the environmental problem of disposable plastic bags. Right now, Mayor Bloomberg is pushing for a 6 cent tax per bag to reduce use of disposable bags and send some much needed cash to the city coffers. The New York Times
today ponders some related questions, like what will New Yorkers do with dog poop if we no longer have plastic bags. One thing that everyone can seem to agree on is that reusable shopping bags are a step in the right direction.