On Aug. 27, 2010, Edmonds became the first city in Washington to ban the single-use, checkout line plastic bags in grocery stores.
As the one-year anniversary ban is on Saturday, Edmonds Patch thought it would be interesting to gauge the public's comments on the ban.
Paper or plastic?
Edmonds' ordinance allows plastic bags for produce, meat, prepared and bulk food at groceries and for restaurant take-out food. The ban effects all retail establishments, not just grocery stores.
Edmonds grocery and retail stores have switched to paper bags, and consumers are encouraged to use multiple-use cloth bags.
Bellingham is slated to ban the bags next year, and received help from Edmonds.