You’ve probably heard that the city council has revoked the compulsory 5 cent plastic bag fee. After talking it over, we’ve decided that Bakka Phoenix will continue to charge 5 cents per bag, at least until plastic bags are banned altogether.
Why? Because it worked. When the idea of the fee was first announced, our customers took noticeably fewer bags. When the fee was actually applied, usuage dropped even more dramatically. The 5 cent fee is not a money-maker, it’s a deterrant. And anything that keeps bags out of landfills (and gardens, and the lake, and parks) is a good thing.