You may have heard about DC's new plastic bag tax, where each plastic bag you use at a store will cost you 5 cents.
The rule starts Friday, so get ready to pay an extra quarter or so -- or you can bring your own bags, which is part of the idea. Giant, Harris Teeter, and CVS will be giving out reusable bags, which is pretty cool, and Target is planning on giving a 5-cent credit for reusing their own bags.
I kind of like this idea, since whenever I go to Giant it seems like I come home with 100 plastic bags. They already let you bring them back and drop them off, too.