City Expects To Rake In $5.9M From Chicagoans Paying For Plastic, Paper Bags Next Year

Heather Cherone
The city’s just-approved $10.67 billion 2019 spending plan estimates that the city will rake in $5.9 million from people who don’t bother — or forget — to bring reusable bags when shopping.

Jen Walling, the executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, which pushed for the tax, said the group “would expect the city to continue to honor its commitment to educational program and bag giveaways related to this tax.”

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