Apr 13 - Bainbridge Island Adopts Fifth Bag Ban in WA


On Wednesday, April 11, the Bainbridge Island City Council adopted a plastic bag ban.

It is the fifth Washington community with a bag ordinance. See the full list of local bag bans in Washington and the rest of the country.

Bainbridge Island is located just west of Seattle and accessible via ferry.

The ordinance goes into effect this November in all retail stores. Recyclable paper bags made with 40% post consumer content can be sold for five cents each to shoppers.

Congrats to Bainbridge Island for taking a stand and recognizing the negative impacts of plastic bags. Read more in the Seattle Times and other articles.

Find out more about the issue and what you can do on our Campaign to End Single-Use Plastic Bags page.