The Observer

Reusable LunchSkins offer green alternative

Reusable LunchSkins offer green alternative

By Danielle Kiefer, Circulation Manager

October 2, 2012

Brown paper bags, napkins, tin foil and plastic baggies are just some of the trash thrown away by students every day at lunch. Each person creates 67 pounds of waste by the end of the school year, according to the Research Triangle Institute. To help eliminate plastic waste, Potomac residents Kirsten Quigl...

Five-cent bag tax leads to customer response

By By Jenna Cantor, News Editor

February 21, 2012

Almost two months have passed since the Montgomery County Council implemented a five cent tax on plastic and paper bags. Retail stores have noticed various customer responses to this tax. “About 80 percent of customers are already bringing in their own reusable bags,” Giant customer service...

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