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By Leona Vaughn
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at check out

Bags already banned at most Edmonds businesses


Last updated 1/24/2020 at 2:48pm

Rep. Strom Peterson

It was in 2009 that the Edmonds City Council voted 5-1 to make all retail establishments within the city provide only reusable bags or recyclable paper bags. No plastic.

Now, in an attempt to reduce plastic pollution, a bill banning retailers from handing out free single-use plastic bags in the state of Washington is moving in the Legislature.

The bill, SB 5323, was passed by the Senate with a vote of 30-19 vote Jan. 15, and is now headed to the House for further consideration. If the bill becomes law, shoppers will have to either bring their own bags or pay an eight-cent fee for a reusable...

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