BELLINGHAM, Washington – Washington state’s new statewide ban on plastic baggage borrowed from the town of Bellingham’s nine-year-old ordinance.
Town says native customers will expertise some modifications below the state legislation.
The charge to get an accredited bag from a restaurant or retailer is 8 cents, up from the present 5 cents in Bellingham.
These embrace giant paper baggage with at the least 40% recycled content material or thick reusable plastic baggage with 20% recycled materials.
You may as well hand out inexperienced or brown compostable baggage.
The ecology division is liable for imposing the bag ban.