Bellingham plastic bag ban starts Aug. 1

Bellingham plastic bag ban starts Aug. 1

Bellingham plastic bag ban starts Aug. 1

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM

 BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Shoppers in Bellingham will soon have to bring their own shopping bags to grocery stores or pay 5 cents for each paper bag.

The city's ban on single-use plastic bags starts Wednesday, Aug. 1. A similar ban took effect in Seattle last month.

The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/9ZFpSU ) that stores are gearing up for the changes.

The Bellingham City Council approved the ban in July 2011 as a way to cut down on waste and to protect wildlife.
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