Washington state Legislature bans single-use plastic bags
Last updated 3/11/2020 at 12:32pm
Consumers will need to remember to bring their own reusable shopping bags if they want to avoid the fee that a new law will put on plastic bags.
Senate Bill 5323 will ban retailers and grocers from handing out single-use plastic bags for free. Shoppers will, instead, be offered a reusable carry-out bag at check out for an 8-cent fee.
“We have been working to deal with the plastic blob in the Pacific Ocean for a decade now,” said Rep. Gael Tarleton, D-Seattle, chair of the House Finance Committee.
“There is no perfect tax policy to figure out how to induce change behavior to st...