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Everett joins other cities in banning plastic bags

This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. The nations largest grocery chain will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. The city of Everett, Washinton, City Council voted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to ban single-use plastic bags in stores. (Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press)
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EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett City Council has unanimously approved a plastic bag ban.

KING-TV reports the ban passed Wednesday will block stores from distributing single-use bags.

Customers will be able to purchase single-use bags for five cents each.

The ban will take effect on Sept. 30, 2019.

State lawmakers have announced plans to propose a statewide ban during the upcoming legislative session which begins in January.