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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Plastic grocery bag ban in Washington advances

Customers would pay most of the costs of paper replacements for a plastic bag ban, under a Senate proposal.


With plastic bag recycling difficult, Washington ponders ban at stores – and fees for paper bags

Under the proposal, customers could purchase paper or reusable plastic bags for a dime each. Cities with a bag ordinance already in place would be required to adopt the state’s …


Washington Legislature begins debate on banning single-use plastic grocery bags

Legislature considers statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.


Jamaica takes aim at the trash crisis ruining paradise

Relief from the scourge may be in sight for Jamaica, which is among at least 20 Caribbean and Latin American nations banning – or in discussions to ban – the …


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 …


WA lawmaker to introduce a plastic bag ban bill

A Burien lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill to ban plastic grocery bags statewide. Democratic Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon said he would introduce the bill today. A press conference …