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Strom Peterson proposes ban on plastic bags statewide


Last updated 12/6/2018 at Noon

Strom Peterson spoke at the Seattle Aquarium last week to support a statewide ban on plastic bags.

State Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds), who led a successful effort to ban most plastic bags from retail stores in Edmonds nine years ago, now has a larger goal in mind: to ban them statewide.

Last week, Peterson and Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) announced they are introducing companion bills in January 2019 at the state Legislature to address plastic pollution and recycling contamination due to plastic bags.

The reusable bag legislation will build off the existing 23 local ordinances already in place in Washington, which includes Mukilteo and Shoreline. California is currently the on...

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