“Proposed State Law Adds a Fee to Plastic Bags at Checkout”
- Editor’s note: The former Yelm city councils had an opportunity to take the lead on a plastic bag ban within city limits and demurred. This was an issue here in Yelm in July 2014. Read more
“In an attempt to reduce plastic pollution, a bill banning retailers from handing out free single-use plastic bags in the state of Washington is moving in the Legislature.
“The bill, SB 5323, was passed by the Senate with a vote of 30-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and is now headed to the House for further consideration. If the bill becomes law, shoppers will have to either bring their own bags or pay an eight-cent fee for a reusable carryout plastic bag.
“The bill was a one-party proposal, made by the Democrats, and received the support of two Republicans voting yes. One Democrat voted no,” by Leona Vaughn, for the Nisqually Valley News. Read more