20 Dec '11, 3am

Success! Seattle Votes To Ban Plastic Bags | Care2 Causes

Over the past few weeks, more than 6,900 Care2 members signed a petition urging Seattle to pass a law banning the use of plastic shopping bags, which account for a vast amount of metropolitan litter and take hundreds of years to degrade. And all those signatures finally paid off. On Monday, the City Council of Seattle became the latest U.S. city to approve a ban on single use plastic shopping bags. The unanimous vote approved an ordinance that bans plastic bags at retail checkout stands and requires retail establishments to collect a pass-through charge from customers requesting paper carryout bags. “Under the new ordinance, retail establishments are prohibited from providing single-use plastic carryout bags, and are required to collect a pass-through charge of not less than five-cents for each recyclable paper carryout bag provided to customers,” said Council President Ri...

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