Environment Washington
Mukilteo Beacon
Sara Bruestle

MUKILTEO - Reusable bags may soon be more than just a trend in Mukilteo, as city officials consider banning plastic bags.

According to a report by Environment Washington, with the mission of keeping plastic out of the Sound, the state uses over 2 billion plastic bags per year. Nationwide, less than 6 percent of plastic bags are recycled.

In 2010, a dead grey whale washed up on the beach in Seattle. It had 20 plastic bags in its stomach, the report said.