A nominal fee on disposable bags is a win-win solution. With estimates of plastic pollution reaching an average of 46,000 pieces per square mile of ocean world-wide, it is clear that the huge amount of plastic produced, discarded and littered is an enormous problem. Not only are disposable bags an eyesore in our streams and bay, but plastics, in particular, take many years to degrade and they release toxins in the process, harming wildlife and our food chain. The recycling industry's capacity to process plastic bags is several orders of magnitude less than the amount of plastic produced. The only solution is to reduce the amount produced.