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Plastic bags bill discussed at statehouse

OLYMPIA – Banning plastic shopping bags throughout the state would keep them from showing up along roadsides, in landfills and in the bellies of whales in the Puget Sound, the sponsor of a proposed ban said Wednesday. But it would also force people out of work, say representatives of the plastics industry. And it could mean that people taking out wet garbage in paper bags won’t make it to the trash before the bottom falls out, a legislator complained.

Use of plastic bags studied

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – An environmental group pushing to ban plastic bags statewide has published a report that drew from material assembled by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. “We’ve researched the whereabouts and abundance of plastics in the marine environment in the Salish Sea for many years,” Anne Murphy, the center’s executive director, told the Peninsula Daily News.

Do Your Part: Always consider recycling solutions

Stumped on what to do with stuff you can’t toss in the recycling bin? Don’t trash it before finding out how to do your part with even the trickiest of items. Here are my “Top 5 Solutions to Your Recycling Problems”.