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Plastic bags banned in Seattle

City Council passes ban unanimously; bill now goes to mayor
By VANESSA HO, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
Updated 03:42 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2011
  • Buh-bye, plastic bags. Photo: Getty Images.

    Buh-bye, plastic bags. Photo: Getty Images.

Ready to bring your reusable bags everywhere?

The Seattle City Council passed a broad ban on plastic bags Monday, outlawing them not just in grocery stores, but in department stores, clothing stores, convenience stores, home-improvement stores, food trucks and farmers markets.

The bill goes further than bans in other cities, which have largely banished plastic only groceries and sometimes drug stores. Customers in Seattle will still be able to get paper bags from retailers, but for a 5-cent fee.
Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Plastic-bags-banned-in-Seattle-2412950.php#ixzz1h6FvxxHF

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Plastic-bags-banned-in-Seattle-2412950.php#ixzz1h6FrJh00

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