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February 19, 2015 at 6:28 AM

Kirkland latest to ban disposable plastic bags

The Associated Press Kirkland has joined a growing number of Western Washington cities to ban single-use plastic carryout bags. The City Council approved a law on Tuesday that will take effect March 1, 2016. The new ordinance requires retailers to stop using disposable plastic bags and to charge customers 5 cents for every paper bag they provide. Seattle,…


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February 18, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Kirkland council OKs measure to curb plastic-bag use

The Kirkland City Council approved a plastic-bag reduction law this week that will be effective next year on March 1. The city will join Seattle, Shoreline, Issaquah, Mercer Island and Bellingham in instituting similar plastic-bag reduction policies. Kirkland’s new ordinance will require large retailers to stop using single-use plastic bags and to charge customers five cents for…


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May 6, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Bag ban opponents collecting signatures in Shoreline, too

An activist group that failed in January to collect enough signatures to put Seattle’s plastic bag ban on the ballot, and then announced in March it was taking on a similar ban in Issaquah, is now taking the fight to Shoreline. Save Our Choice, founded by West Seattle resident Craig Keller, announced Monday night it was joining…


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January 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Petitions opposing Seattle's plastic bag ban put into local newspapers

The effort to stop the ban on plastic bags in Seattle has a new wrinkle. Some 75,000 petitions have been inserted into newspapers in the city, including The Seattle Times, according to a story by our news partner KING5. The man behind the petition is Craig Keller, who told KING5 that he spent about $8,000,…


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December 19, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Seattle City Council plastic bag ban vote today

The Seattle City Council will vote Monday afternoon whether to ban plastic shopping bags in grocery, retail and convenience stores. With seven of nine council members signing on to the bill when it was introduced earlier this month, passage is expected. Environmental groups have urged Seattle to join three other Washington cities, Edmonds, Bellingham and Mukilteo,…


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December 5, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Photo: Plastic Bag Monsters push for ban

(Jim Bates / The Seattle Times) Jake Harris, also known as the Seattle Plastic Bag Monster, right, and Emma Klein, also known as Mrs. Seattle Plastic Bag Monster, testify in a street-theater-type performance mocking the plastic-bag industry at a public hearing on the proposed plastic-bag ban at City Hall in Seattle on Monday….


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