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
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...