House committee recommends 10-cent plastic bag charge in N.H., on party lines
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Policymakers and advocates have struggled for decades to encourage consumers to reduce their use of throw-away plastic.
But Rep. Tim Josephson says he’s seen the best approach first hand.
Josephson, a general manager at Lucky’s Coffee Garage in Lebanon, had long wanted to cut down on consumers use of plastic coffee cups. First, the cafe started with a positive approach, offering a 25-cent discount for customers who brought in their own cups. A handful of patrons took them up each day, but the plastic cups still flooded the coffee shop’s trash.