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Last updated 3/2/2019 at Noon

Reducing plastic bag pollution

Walk down any beach in Washington state, and chances are good you’ll find plastic bag pollution. In fact, they are one of the most common items found in cleanups along our coast.

And that’s just the plastic pollution that you can see. Plastic is durable, so instead of decomposing, a plastic bag will break into small pieces, contaminating our waters.

These microplastics are harmful when ingested by wildlife, or if they make their way up the food chain, by people like you or me.

Plastic bags also pose problems in the recycling stream and to commercial co...

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