Mukilteo, Washington, Bans Plastic Single-Use Checkout Bags

Mukilteo, Washington, Bans Plastic Single-Use Checkout Bags

Ban Effective January 1st, 2013
January 15, 2012 - On December 12th, 2011, the City Council of the City of Mukilteo approved The Solid Waste and Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance. Known as Ordinance 1294, retailers will not be permitted to provide a single-use plastic bag to a customer at checkout.

Furthermore, the ordinance specifically regulates other types of checkout bags. Retailers will only be allowed to provide single-use bags that are recyclable, compostable or made of 100% post industrial recycle resin. Merchants will also be required to charge their customers a minimum five cents pass-through charge for each single-use bag provided.

About Mukilteo
Located just north of Seattle, Washington, Mukilteo is located on the Puget Sound and is part of the Seattle Metropolitan Area. Mukilteo is in Snohomish County which includes the cities of Edmonds and Everett.

Learn more about Mukilteo's Plastic Bag Ban.

Sources: City of Mukilteo and Wikipedia

Photo: Whidbey Island Ferry Terminal in Mukilteo, Washington. Credit: Alex Drake. License CC BY-SA 3.0