NEW DETAILS: Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Bill - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DETAILS: Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Senator Maralyn Chase proposed a bill to ban retail stores giving out plastic bags.

This would only affect plastic bags at the end of the checkout line. Chase said that plastic bags can still be used the carry out meat, produce, bulk items, dairy products, ice and cooked foods. Paper bags would not be affected in this ban.

Compostable plastic bags are also allowed in the proposed ban.

The next step for the proposal is an executive session. Sen. Chase said that should be within the next couple weeks.

 

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