Seattle Gets Even Greener

Big news here in Seattle! The Seattle City Council voted to ban plastic bags in grocery stores and charge a 5-cent fee on paper bags. Looks like reusable bags for everyone is the way of the future!

I've already accrued my own stash of reusable tote bags, but I guess I shall be investing in some more! I already have my eye on this one...

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13 comments

Leslie said...

In Washington D.C. they charge 5 cents a bag. It really discourages my use of bags, so congrats to Seattle!

Lindsay said...

Good for Seattle! That was one thing I really loved about Seattle. Everyone seems to care about the environment so much more. I wish Cleveland would do something like this!

JenniB said...

So good! I hope i remember to bring all my reusable bags.

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Wow, I didn't know this! Love it... I just need to start bringing my reusable bags back out to the car when I'm done with them. I always forget them! :) xo

Casey said...

Awesome! Santa Cruz is on the way to reusable-only, and you posted a totally cute alternative! Have a happy plastic-free day ;)

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

This makes me so happy!! I wish every city would do this!

ohfigs said...

Portland did this a few months ago and I was also really excited, I just wish they would have added the charge for paper bags.

Kristin said...

Oh I hadn't heard this yet! Yay!

Brittany said...

awesome! i know that we're working on that here in oregon. hope we get it done!

heather t. said...

I was so excited to read about this! I have a kajillion Whole Foods bags and I love them -- it probably only took me a few trips to finally remember to bring them with me to the store, plus the bags fit so much more than the stupid plastic ones our grocer uses (and more durable than the paper ones!).

dreamday said...

great incentive to make re-usable bags a habit. i need more so thanks for the link. love the gray and yellow, treating my family to a set tomorrow.

Elle Sees said...

i mix it up--i use bags and once a month i get the plastic. i recycle them to pick up dog poo or other things.

Nicole Marie said...

san francisco did that last year. i actually like ony usuing brown bags. and it helps me remember to brig my own bags from home