Senate passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags in Washington state

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would ban single-use plastic bags in Washington state.

Senate Bill 5323 passed in a 30-19 vote. It now heads to the House.

The bill aims to reduce waste by prohibiting retailers from providing customers single-use plastic bags, paper or reusable plastic bags that don’t meet recycled content requirements.

It also would require retailers to collect a pass-through charge of at least $0.10 for each recycled content paper or plastic bag provided.

Read the entire bill here.