Washington state lawmakers call for ban on plastic bags

Wednesday,  November 28

Washington state leaders are calling for a ban on plastic bags.

A bill announced Wednesday would prohibit the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and require a charge of 10 cents on all paper carryout bags.

Currently, 19 cities in Washington have plastic bag bans in place, including Seattle, Tacoma and Edmonds. Kenmore most recently approved a ban that takes effect on Jan. 1.

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