The Washington Times - May 8, 2011, 02:09PM

“I think it’s a great idea. A friend of mine gave me three or four reusable bags, so I’m just going to take my cloth bags with me and use them.”

— Aileen Hilliard, legal assistant, Silver Spring

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“I think 5 cents is not too much … as long as the companies supplying them are not being reimbursed. It’s their fault we have those those bags.”

— Antonio Hamilton, martial arts instructor, Wheaton

“I think it’s a good idea if it’s what they say it is. We spend money on taxes anyway — might has well go toward something of use. But now we’ll have to make an effort to actively recycle, so it’s bittersweet.”

— Kara Yates, project associate, Wheaton

“It makes a great deal of sense. This will get plastic out of the landfills because it’s not that degenerative. It blocks rivers and pollutes the heck out of rivers.”

— Maurice Desthuis-Francis, retired, Chevy Chase