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Mayor Vincent Gray proposes ban on Styrofoam food containers

Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed banning Styrofoam food containers in the District, citing their harmful effect on the Anacostia River.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:38pm EDT

Tags: vincent gray, styrofoam, Anacostia River, Anacostia Watershed Society, environment, green living

Officials rejoice over low 5-cent bag fee revenue

Shreds of dirty plastic bags wedged between rocks and wrapped around tree trunks once littered the banks of the Anacostia River. But the environmental hazards and imposing eyesore have nearly disappeared since Washington, D.C implemented a disposable bag fee two years ago.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 01:39pm EDT

Tags: Anacostia River, bag tax, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Anacostia Watershed Society, District Department of the Environment, Stephanie Steinberg