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UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

Senate passes plastic bag ban

Bill would ban single-use plastic grocery bags, require stores to charge 8 cents for paper or reusable replacements.

Editorial: A statewide plastic bag ban doesn’t make sense

There is no question that plastic bag bans are a trendy environmental cause. But as with many causes, the facts do not support the fervor.

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.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018

Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores

The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their environmental impact.

Plastic bag ban discussed in Burlington

Wearing her signature plastic bag scarf, self-proclaimed “Bag Lady” Carol Sullivan encouraged Burlington residents to support a plastic bag ban Monday at the Burlington Public Library.

Idaho group backtracks on plastic bag maker accusations

An Idaho environmental group that accused a nationwide plastic bag producer of violating federal laws on reporting toxic waste says it made a mistake.

Tacoma City Council votes to ban plastic bags

The Tacoma City Council has voted to ban the use of thin plastic bags by grocery stores and other businesses.

5-cent charge for plastic bags set to be imposed in NYC

Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city’s sanitation department …

Editorial: Idaho lawmakers trample local control

Lawmakers justified the changes by calling them good for business. But they’re supposed to govern for all the people, not block their ability to make changes in their own communities.

Idaho lawmakers forbid local regulations on plastic bags, other containers

Cities and counties in Idaho would be forbidden from having any local regulations or taxes on plastic grocery bags or other “auxiliary containers,” under legislation that’s now passed both houses …

Local plastic bag bans would be blocked by House bill

Cities and counties in Idaho would need state approval to enforce plastic bag bans under a new proposal currently making its way through the Idaho Statehouse, even though no such …

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 …

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 …

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 …