Long known as a pioneer in environmental issues, the City of Seattle, in late December, passed a new law that bans all plastic single-use bags and institutes a five-cent charge for paper grocery bags. Like Montgomery County’s law, the Seattle legislation applies to grocery, retail and convenience stores.
An earlier version of the legislation that carried a 20-cent fee for paper and plastic bags was defeated.
Read about the Seattle law.
POSTED AT: Friday, January 20, 2012 | 5:30:00 AM