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Bag fee going to a council vote

July 23rd, 2008 · Comments

The full Seattle City Council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to charge shoppers 20 cents for paper or plastic bags. If it’s enacted, Seattle would become one of the first large cities to push the use of reusable bags.

The proposal also includes a ban on plastic foam food containers and cups.

There would be a 90-day education program before the fees take effect at grocery, convenience and drug stores Jan. 1, 2009. More details here and here.

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