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Plastic shopping bag ban just two days away – starts Sunday, July 1

Councilmember Mike O’Brien

Plastic shopping bag ban just two days away – starts Sunday, July 1
Seattle Public Utilities and Safeway to give away 32,000 reusable bags

SeattleSeattle Public Utilities is scheduling media interviews for Friday, June 29 with a photo/interview opportunity of reusable bags being stocked at the Rainier Beach Safeway.

WHAT:
Photo and interview opportunity

WHO:
Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Safeway managers and customers

WHEN:
Friday, June 29, 11 a.m.

WHERE:
Rainier Beach Safeway
9262 Rainier Avenue South

BACKGROUND:
On July 1, Seattle’s ban on plastic bags will take effect. To ensure that shoppers are prepared for the ban, Seattle Public Utilities and Safeway have partnered to give free reusable bags to at least 32,000 Safeway customers. Safeway and Seattle Public Utilities are each providing 16,000 bags, with 2,000 bags available at each of the grocery chain’s 16 Seattle locations.

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