|BAN THE BAG WASHINGTON!The Reusable Bag Bill passed the Washington Senate 30-19 in late January and now it is time for the House to vote. Help make Washington the next state to ban plastic bags!|
Single-use plastics are polluting our environment and harming wildlife in the ocean, in rivers, and on our surrounding lands. Plastic has been documented in nearly 700 species of marine life, including gray whales found washed up on the shores of the Salish Sea.A ban on thin plastic bags and an 8-cent charge for paper bags and reusable thick plastic film bags was negotiated in the Senate. The charge incentivizes the public to bring their own bags and also helps smaller retail outfits cover the cost of the more expensive paper and reusable plastic film bags.
Contact your Representative and urge them to support the Reusable Bag Bill!