Bellingham’s single-use bag ban replaced by statewide law

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Bellingham’s single-use bag ban replaced by statewide law
Bellingham’s single-use bag ban replaced by statewide law

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.