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6th January
written by Sean Noble

I went into a Subway in D.C. tonight and bought my regular, six-inch double meat turkey on honey oat with lettuce, tomato, olives, cucumbers, pepperchinis (called banana peppers back East) vinegar, salt and pepper.

They rang up the order and then added $0.05. I asked what the extra nickel was about and the Subway worker said that D.C. had passed a “bag tax” on retailers and take-out orders. Apparently, D.C. passed a tax on plastic bags to save the Anacostia River.

Read all about it here. Let a river run through it.

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  1. Woody

    Isn’t there something in drug culture vocab about a “nickel bag”?

  2. Pam Henderson

    Sean, You need to start carrying a bag for your sandwich in your briefcase/computer bag. You must have tons of room in it for an extra sack, right?

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