Issaquah City Council Prepares to Approve Plastic Bag Ban and new Fee
Council Considers Plastic Bag Ban & New Fee
March 21, 2012: The Issaquah City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban single-use, plastic bags at retail outlets.
The legislation would also require retail stores to collect 5 cents for each single-use, paper carryout bag provided to customers.
Retailers would then retain the fee to offset the cost of the bags. The new fee would also incentivize the customer to reduce paper bag use.
Several exemptions are included in the proposed ordinance. More details on the proposal can be found: http://www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/News.asp?NewsID=2463
The Council’s Utilities, Technology and Environment Committee voted March 19 to refer this ordinance to the full council for review during its April 2 meeting.
Comments, Questions or Concerns on this matter can be directed to the Chamber's Government Affairs Committee via Chamber CEO Matthew Bott at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Added on 03/26/2012
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