Everett Passes Ban On Single Use Plastic Bags

December 5, 2018

Everett Government

plastic bags

There will be a big public education campaign before the bag ban goes into effect in Everett, Washington.

Wednesday night the Everett City Council unanimously passed a ban on single use plastic bags. The ban will not go into effect for nine months as the ordinance passed by the council includes an extensive public education campaign to let both city residents and store and restaurant owners who offer single use plastic bags a chance to understand how the ban will work. Here are a few notes taken during the meeting. You can click here to see the ordinance as passed with amendments included.

  • The ordinance will go into effect on September 30, 2019.
  • The law covers stores and restaurants providing single use plastic bags to their customers. It does not cover what individuals do with their own single use bags.
  • If the legislature passes a Statewide ban that would supersede the action taken by the City of Everett.
  • The pass-through charge for recyclable paper bags or reusable plastic bags is five cents.

    Everett, Washington is now the 25th city in the State to pass a ban on single use plastic bags.

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