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Seattle City Council bans plastic shopping bags

The Seattle City Council Monday unanimously approved a ban on plastic shopping bags in an effort to reduce plastic litter and protect Puget Sound marine life.
Lynn Thompson

SEATTLE - 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.

Seattle joins Edmonds, Bellingham and Mukilteo in approving a ban on thin-film, plastic shopping bags. Only Edmonds' ordinance has taken effect. The Seattle measure is to begin July 1.