Environment Washington
Ballard News-Tribune
Anne-Marije Rook

Seattle City council today approved Council Bill 117345, intended to help clean up Puget Sound and protect marine wildlife by banning single-use plastic bags.

"In the last few years, we have learned much more about how much plastic is in Puget Sound and the impact it has on marine wildlife," said Katrina Rosen, Field Director for Environment Washington. "Banning plastic bags is an important step we must take to protect Puget Sound wildlife and we are happy to see City Council stepping up to be a part of this growing global movement."