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What Do You Think Of Seattle's Proposed Plastic Bag Ban?

Ross Reynolds
11/21/2011 at 12:40 p.m.

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien will introduce a bill today that would ban single–use plastic bags. The measure is intended to help clean up Puget Sound and protect marine wildlife. If passed, Seattle would join Bellingham and Edmonds in efforts to curb the impact of single–use plastic bags on the environment.

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Mike O'Brien is a Seattle City councilmember.

Ken Holmes is marketing director for American Plastic Manufacturing, which has been producing plastic bags since 1992 in their Seattle plant.

Joe Gilliam is president of the Northwest Grocery Association.

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