Information about the ordinance
Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and unincorporated Thurston County have adopted an ordinance that bans stores from giving out many types of single-use plastic bags. Stores must also charge at least 5 cents for paper carryout bags to encourage people to bring reusable bags.
The ordinance took effect July 1, 2014. Read what businesses and consumers had to say about the ban 6 months after its implentation.
The information below helps retailers and shoppers understand the ban.
Call Terri Thomas at (360) 867-2279 or e-mail Thomaste@co.thurston.wa.us.
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