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Report drew leaders' attention to plastic pollution.

Our report, “Keeping Plastic Out of Puget Sound,” detailed the damage caused by plastic pollution and noted that local and national governments worldwide are taking action to ban the bags. We had the lead quote in a front page Seattle Times article on this issue, grabbing the attention of city and state leaders. We need your help to turn a statewide bag ban from great idea into reality. 

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Seattle City Council bans plastic shopping bags

The fight over plastic bags could move to the Legislature in the coming session as environmentalists seek to expand the ban unanimously approved Monday by the Seattle City Council to the entire state.

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Use only reusable bags today on ‘A Day Without a Bag’

Today is “A Day Without a Bag,” a day holiday shoppers and retailers are asked not to use single-use, plastic shopping bags but to use reusable bags instead.

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Council OKs citywide ban of plastic bags

Start stocking up on reusable bags now – Mukilteo City Council voted unanimously on Monday to ban plastic bags in the city. 

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Mukilteo makes 'large statement' with bag ban

Shoppers and retailers alike now have a year to get used to the fact they'll no longer be able to use plastic bags for groceries or convenience-store goodies.

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Seattle closer to adopting ban on plastic bags

Katrina Rosen of Environmental Washington said, “I’m hopeful and excited to see Seattle be number four,” referring to the fact that Seattle would be the fourth city in Washington to ban plastic bags.

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