Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bellingham bans single use plastic bags

Last night, Bellingham joined a growing list of cities across the country reducing consumption of single use plastic shopping bags. With strong support from the local community including grocery stores, the Bellingham City Council voted unanimously to ban plastic shopping bags and impose a 5 cent fee on paper. Huge thanks to the volunteers, including the Surfrider Foundation's Northwest Straits Chapter, for making this happen.

Now, let's do it in Seattle.

Read more in the Bellingham Herald.