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.
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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.