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TACOMA: City should ban single-use plastic bags

Letter by Brian D. Burger, Tacoma on May 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm with No Comments »
May 3, 2013 1:15 pm

There is a groundswell of sustainable action that is taking place in the state of Washington, and it is time for Tacoma to take a big step forward.

Seven cities in Washington have already instituted a ban prohibiting retail stores from using single-use, plastic shopping bags, and I believe Tacoma should as well. Plastic bags impact marine life, are not reusable and are an outdated method of packaging.

A plastic bag ban would also raise consciousness about the implications of plastic debris and help promote Tacoma as a healthy, smart and thriving city.

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