20 Dec '11, 8pm

#Seattle officially banned plastic bags yesterday & put a 5-cent fee on paper. Thoughts?

#Seattle officially banned plastic bags yesterday & put a 5-cent fee on paper. Thoughts?

Seattle became the fourth city in Washington to ban plastic bags, when its city council voted to restrict plastic shopping bags and place a fee on paper bags this week. Photo: Flickr/dherrera_96 Joining its West Coast neighbors San Francisco and Portland , Seattle has passed legislation banning single-use plastic shopping bags to reduce litter and encourage shoppers to use reusable bags. Seattle’s City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Dec. 19 to restrict the distribution of plastic bags at grocery, retail and convenience stores, while placing a 5-cent fee on paper shopping bags, the Seattle Times reports. The law, which takes effect July 1, was supported not only by environmentalists wanting to protect Puget Sound marine life, but also by the Northwest Grocery Association, which represents Safeway, Fred Meyer, QFC and Albertsons. Seattle residents use approximatel...

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