“Six months into Thurston County’s plastic ban, things are looking a little less, well, plastic-y.
Approximately 3 percent of residents reported carrying out their purchases in single-use plastic bags, according to a survey conducted by the Thurston County Solid Waste Division. Before the ban, that number was 63 percent. Use of reusable bags has gone from 20 percent to 53 percent.
Forty-six percent of residents and 51 percent of businesses that took the survey feel that the ban should be kept in place or expanded to other jurisdictions,” quoting the Business Examiner.
Click here for the Thurston County Plastic Ban Ordinance – Six month post-implementation report and survey results.