SEATTLE — This week, Seattle became the latest city to propose a total ban on single-use plastic bags, when the City Council introduced Bill 117345, intended to help clean up Puget Sound and protect marine wildlife. In addition to a ban on single-use plastic bags, the ordinance will require retailers to charge a 5-cent pass-through cost for each paper bag used for shoppers who do not bring a reusable bag when shopping. According to a release from the Seattle City Council, the nickel ...

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