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Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.
Some environmental activists see bans like the ones in Bellingham and Edmonds as bringing more benefits than the more nuanced approach Seattle tried originally. Certainly, to the public, a ban may sound more reasonable.
Today, Environment Washington was joined by Julie Masura from the University of Washington Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters and the Surfrider Foundation to draw attention to the growing threat of plastic in Puget Sound.
It’s April 2010. A gray whale dies in Puget Sound and washes up on Arroyo Beach in West Seattle. Scientists perform a necropsy and discover that inside this majestic creature’s stomach are 20 plastic bags.
Puget Sound is threatened by plastic pollution. To reduce ocean pollution and protect the environment, dozens of national and local governments across the planet have taken official action to reduce or eliminate single use plastic bags. State and local governments in Washington should follow their lead and ban the use of plastic grocery bags.