Paper or Plastic? That’ll be five cents please.

Beginning in January, DC businesses that sell food or alcohol will be charging customers five cents for every paper or plastic bag. Proceeds will go to the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund.

Every year, over 20,000 tons of trash enters the Anacostia River and plastic bags are a major part of that trash.

Read more about the Fenty Administration “Skip the Bag and Save the River” Education campaign here.