In 2015, roughly 534 tons of clean plastic shopping and dry cleaning bags ended up in Tacoma landfills, and it cost the city approximately $56 a ton – or $30,000 – to get them there.
In 2015, roughly 534 tons of clean plastic shopping and dry cleaning bags ended up in Tacoma landfills, and it cost the city approximately $56 a ton – or $30,000 – to get them there. Thinkstock photo
In 2015, roughly 534 tons of clean plastic shopping and dry cleaning bags ended up in Tacoma landfills, and it cost the city approximately $56 a ton – or $30,000 – to get them there. Thinkstock photo

Matt Driscoll: Placing a value on plastic bags is key to reducing consumption

May 07, 2016 11:17 AM

More Videos

  • Metronome Coffee partners with Eastside Community Center

    Metronome Coffee owner Joshua Boyt shares his thoughts on partnering with the Eastside Community Center in Tacoma.

About Matt Driscoll

Matt Driscoll

@mattsdriscoll

Reach columnist Matt Driscoll at 253-597-8657 or matt.driscoll@thenews tribune.com.