On Monday, November 21, Seattle City Council introduced legislation to ban single use plastic bags -- very exciting news for oceans and coasts!
Plastic bags make up over 10 percent of the debris littering the U.S. coastline. Like all plastic, these bags never go away.
The Seattle Times endorsed the bag ban. Read full story.
Council Bill 117345 will help clean up Puget Sound and our oceans by removing 292 million plastic bags from the waste stream every year. Modeled on the Bellingham ordinance, which passed this July, the measure would ban single use plastic bags and place a 5 cent fee on paper bags.
Show your support for the bag ban at an upcoming public hearing:
Seattle City Council Public Hearing on Plastic Bags Legislation
Monday, December 5
Council Chambers, City Hall, 2nd Floor
600 Fourth Ave