USA Today reported that Ikea is going to start charging for plastic bags and promote the use of re-usable bags. The monies raised will go to an environmental conservation group.
The information was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."Americans discarded more than 4.4 million tons of low- and high-density polyethylene bags, sacks, and wraps in 2005, according to a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Only 5.2% of those were recovered for recycling."
Ikea will charge
5 cents per plastic bagand they are reducing the cost of reusable bags from
- USAToday.com:: Plastic bags will cost you a nickel at Ikea
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 22 February 2007