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Plastic bag ban back on the front burner

 

Last updated 7/16/2021 at 10:57am

Dig out those reusable grocery bags you haven't used since early last year. A statewide prohibition on single-use plastic carryout bags, delayed by the pandemic, is back on track following action by the governor this week.

On Tuesday, July 13, Gov. Jay Inslee gave notice that he was rescinding a proclamation related to the use of plastic bags.

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed implementing SB 5323, a law passed by the Legislature in 2020 that established a statewide prohibition on retailers using single-use plastic bags, as well as paper bags or reusable bags made of film plastic that don't me...



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