7/17/2007

$1 tax for use of plastic bag

Hongkong has done it. It is going to impose a $1 tax for the use of a plastic bag. The reason is to protect and save the environment. So the lesser plastic bag is used, the better for the environment. Thus to get the Hongkongers used to the valuable resource at a high price is a way to teach them to conserve the use of plastic bags. This reminds me of the theory on how to make the people appreciate how valuable water is and the need to save water. Make them get use to high water price by charging more plus higher tax in advance. We should apply the same principle in the use of plastic bag and follow the lead taken by Hongkong. We should prepare the people ahead in the need to conserve the environment, save gaia, and make them pay $1 for the use of each plastic bag. And we can excuse those who can't afford to use plastic bags for their swill to let them pour the swill into the rubbish chutes.

8 comments:

Khiat Han Hwee Adrian said...

The poor will be most affected by such a tax.

redbean said...

we will give them rebates for 3 months.

Anonymous said...

Our forefathers originally pour the swill and all the rotten suffs into the rubbish chutes. People shud be encouraged to relieve that experience and not waste plastic bags.

REMBER TO THROW THE DAMM THINGS DOWN THE CHUTES.

Anonymous said...

Instead of just the Wednesday routine, NTUC would do better to
impose $2 tax "to save and protect the environment"

Anonymous said...

wah 1 cent plastic bag sold for 2 dollars is = 20,000% profit margin leh... better than running any top supermarket... just to save the environment sure or not?

redbean said...

this is a tax, not for profit. and the objective it to save mother earth, a good cause.

there is no shortage of good ideas to make more money for a business.

Anonymous said...

you watch american shows on the tv you can see they don't use plastic bags for their groceries. they use paper bags instead. maybe we should follow them.

Anonymous said...

ok lah