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Pay A Nickel, Get A Nickel: New Bill Will Pay Marylanders To Recycle

Making money off that empty beer can or soda bottle. That’s the incentive backers of a nickel deposit bill hope will pay off in a new state law and a cleaner Maryland.

01/14/2013

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D.C.’s Nickel-A-Bag Fee Nets City $2 Million So Far

Washington shoppers have spent approximately $2 million on paper and plastic bags in the past year, one nickel at a time. The city’s 5-cent tax on bags began in January of last year, but consumers spent much less pocket change than predicted to pay for bags from grocery, liquor and convenience stores.

01/05/2011