Today the Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to implement a ban on plastic carry-out bags. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work and I am proud of Seattle for taking this step today and joining the growing global movement to curb plastic consumption and its impacts on our environment. Below is a [...]
On Monday, December 19, the Council unanimously 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. The legislation is modeled after ordinances successfully adopted by the Cities of Edmonds and Bellingham, and was sponsored and championed by Councilmember [...]
Today the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to pass Council Bill 117345, a bill to protect Puget Sound and protect marine wildlife by banning plastic carry-out bags. The bill encourages the use of reusable shopping bags by requiring grocers and retailers to charge a nickel for paper bags.
As you have probably heard about or read about by now, Seattle City Council has introduced a bill that would make a great step towards protecting Puget Sound and ocean waters and reducing unnecessary waste by banning single-use plastic carryout bags. We will hold a public hearing on the plastic bag ban bill on December [...]
Today Seattle City Council introduced Council Bill 117345, intended to help clean up Puget Sound and protect marine wildlife by banning single-use plastic bags. This legislation gives Seattle an opportunity to join Bellingham and Edmonds in Washington, as well as cities up and down the West Coast and more than 20 nations worldwide in efforts to curb the impact of single-use plastic bags on the environment.
On Monday, November 21, Seattle City Council will introduce Council Bill 117345 to help clean up Puget Sound and protect marine wildlife by banning single-use plastic bags from grocers and retailers. Seattle’s legislation is largely modeled on the Bellingham ordinance passed in July 2011.