OLYMPIA, WA – The bill that would ban plastic grocery bags has taken a step forward. It’s now at the committee level. House Bill 1205, sponsored by seven western-Washington representatives, would make the bags illegal to provide or sell to store customers in the state.
The bill cites pollution and the inability to decompose completely as the reason for the ban.
Retail stores will still be able to provide specific kinds of bags that meet standards of recycled content and compostability. There will be a minimum ten cent cost for each of those bags.