Shoppers in Seattle will have to bring their own bags or pay a nickel for a paper one starting in July.
The City Council voted unanimously this week to ban plastic shopping bags at grocery, retail and convenience stores. (There are some exceptions.) The measure--which follows bans in Edmonds, Bellingham and Mukilteo--still needs the signature of Mayor Mike McGinn.
So, we know that stray plastic bags are bad for the environment and wildlife. And we know lots of people already have the reusable grocery bags.
But we also know they sometimes forget them at home and end up asking for plastic. And those bags can come in handy for things like lining small trashcans or picking up after the dog.
Which leads us to ask:
Should Gig Harbor ban the use of plastic shopping bags?
Vote in our poll, and tell us what you think in the comments.