Instead of adding another layer of bureaucracy in the form of collecting and processing tax receipts and being concerned where the money is being used, what about a general ban on plastic shopping bags? Reusable shopping bags should be offered for purchase if the shopper didn't yet have their own. Perhaps a return system could be implemented for those shoppers who forget their bags... some incentive to recoup having to buy additional bags they don't need. For example, buy new bag for $1, if returned you get 75¢ back. (This would discourage people from 'renting' bags and never owning their own... and would also keep the store's return system to a manageable size).
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