Mercer Island Bag Ban Starts Earth Day

Mercer Island Bag Ban Starts Earth Day

Mercer Island, Washington, April 2, 2014 (PBBR) – Mercer Island, WA, located in King County, passed a plastic bag ban late last year which will take effect on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. There are now 13 jurisdictions in the State of Washington with plastic bag regulations. The ordinance will affect all retailers, not just […]

Lacey, WA Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Lacey, Washington, Feb. 13, 2014 (PBBR) – On the ninth consideration, the City Council of Lacey banned retailers from providing thin-film plastic carryout bags to customers. The ordinance was passed by a vote of 4-3 and will affect all retailers. The issue of single-use plastic bags had come before the full Council or at the […]

Lacey, WA Considers Regulating Plastic Bags

Lacey, WA Considers Regulating Plastic Bags

LACEY, WA, October 28, 2013: The City of Lacey is conducting a public outreach campaign to provide information and gather feedback regarding the proposed plastic bag ban ordinance. The effort kicks off with an open house on Tuesday, November 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Chinook Middle School, 4301 6th […]

Olympia, WA Approves Plastic Bag Ban

Olympia, WA Approves Plastic Bag Ban

Olympia, WA, October 8, 2013 (PBBR) – The City of Olympia, Washington has approved a plastic bag ordinance to take effect on July 1, 2014.  Olympia becomes the 11th jurisdiction in the State of Washington to adopt plastic bag regulations: ten municipalities and one county. Olympia is home to the Washington State Capital and is […]

Tumwater Plastic Bag Ordinance

Tumwater, WA, September 17, 2013 (PBBR) – The City Council of Tumwater voted tonight to approve a plastic bag ordinance banning the use of plastic bags by all retailers at checkout.  The ordinance is a model of the ordinance drafted by Thurston County where Tumwater is located. Terri Thomas, Education and Outreach Specialist with Thurston […]

Thurston County, Washington Plastic Bag Ban

Thurston County, WA, Sept. 24, 2013 (PBBR) – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance today that will ban the use of most plastic carryout bags in unincorporated Thurston County starting July 1 next year. Commissioners voted to approve the ban after a public hearing on the legislation. “You know, we’ve been grappling with […]

Tumwater, WA Passes Plastic Bag Ordinance

Tumwater, WA Passes Plastic Bag Ordinance

Tumwater, WA, September 17, 2013 (PBBR) – The City Council of Tumwater voted tonight to approve a plastic bag ordinance banning the use of plastic bags by all retailers at checkout.  The ordinance is a model of the ordinance drafted by Thurston County where Tumwater is located. Terri Thomas, Education and Outreach Specialist with Thurston […]

Thurston County, WA Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Thurston County, WA Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Thurston County, WA, Sept. 24, 2013 (PBBR) – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance today that will ban the use of most plastic carryout bags in unincorporated Thurston County starting July 1 next year. Commissioners voted to approve the ban after a public hearing on the legislation. “You know, we’ve been grappling with […]

Thurston County, WA Sets Hearing on Plastic Bag Ban

Thurston County, WA Sets Hearing on Plastic Bag Ban

Thurston County, WA, Aug. 20, 2013 (PBBR) – Thurston County, Washington is home to the Washington State Capital in Olympia, Washington. The County’s Solid Waste Department has spearheaded an effort to consider banning plastic bags in the unincorporated areas of the county. Each jurisdiction would have to decide if it wants to adopt the umbrella […]

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