Plastic bag ban delayed for a month

Jan 7, 2021
Written by wpengine

An extension to June 30 is possible

The statewide plastic bag ban that was supposed to take effect January 1 has been delayed for one month by the Governor’s proclamation.

Washington Retail has advocated for delaying the ban in the middle of the pandemic that has put a strain on supply chains, especially for compliant paper and reusable plastic bags.

A bill has been introduced to extend the delay until June 30. WR will actively support the needed House Bill 1053 in hopes of its swift passage.

For more information on the bag ban please go here.