Free, reusable bags available at CVS

Over the next two weeks, reusable shopping bags will be available for free at local CVS stores before a new D.C. law goes into effect that will put a 5 cent fee on plastic and paper bags.

Starting January 1, 2010 the new disposable bag fee will apply to District businesses that sell food or alcohol.

To raise awareness about the fee and to help consumers save money, this month the District Department of the Environment is teaming up with CVS/pharmacy to distribute 112,000 reusable bags to D.C. residents as part of the “Skip the Bag, Save the River” campaign.

Four of every 5 cents from each disposable bag consumers use will go to the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund, according to the law signed by Mayor Adrian Fenty over the summer. The other cent goes to the retailer.

You can pick up a free reusable bag at the following locations and times, according to DCist. The closest location to GW’s Foggy Bottom campus will be  in Georgetown Dec. 14 at 1403 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Students on the Vern can try the CVS at 4859 MacArthur Blvd. NW on Dec. 15

Thursday, December 3
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
845 Bladensburg Rd. NE

Friday, December 4
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4851 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Monday, December 7
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1900 7th St. NW

Tuesday, December 8
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
5550 Connecticut Ave. NW

Wednesday, December 9
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
5013 Connecticut Ave. NW

Thursday, December 10
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
6514 Georgia Ave. NW

Friday, December 11
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
110 Carroll Ave. NW

Monday, December 14
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1403 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Tuesday, December 15,
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4859 MacArthur Blvd. NW

Wednesday, December 16
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1201 Maryland Ave. SW

Thursday, December 17
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1100 New Jersey Ave. SE

Friday, December 18
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
401 M St. SW

Monday, December 21
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2646 Naylor Rd. SE

Tuesday, December 22
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3230 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

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