Seattle Bans Plastic Bags

By December 27, 2011Industry News

Last week Seattle’s City Council voted unanimously to ban plastic grocery bags and charge 5 cents for paper bags in grocery stores. Though the ban has not been put in effect yet, the Council has hopes that it will not be repealed.

Terra Organics applauds the actions of the Seattle City Council. Plastic bags are not biodegradable and may take more than 1,000 years to decompose. Granted, in our landfills today, it’s difficult for a lot of materials to decompose, but plastic bags certainly aren’t helping. Further plastic bag pollution is known to be detrimental to marine and avian wildlife.

More links to information about the ban:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/us/seattle-bans-plastic-bags-and-sets-a-5-cent-charge-for-paper.html

 

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