Public gets chance to voice opinion on plastic bag ban

OlympianSeptember 11, 2013 

Will Gong bags up groceries for customers at Ralph's Thriftway located at 1908 Fourth Ave. East in Olympia, May 31, 2012.(Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)

JANET JENSEN

Two public hearings on adopting a plastic bag ban are planned this month.

The Tumwater City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m.  Sept. 17 on the topic of adopting a plastic bag ban in the city. The hearing will be at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Rd. SW. For more information, contact 360- 754-5855 or http://www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/ccagendasTOC.htm#

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a plastic bag ban in the unincorporated area. That hearing will be 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building One, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia. Contact 360-786-5440 or http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/bocc/docs/Master%20Schedule.pdf

Other cities and towns in Thurston County may be scheduling meetings in the future.

The ordinance language is located at www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org/plastics.  This page also contains the report titled “Reducing Our Use: Plastic Shopping Bags”, community survey results, history of the process, and a spot to sign up for project email alerts.

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