Sen. Mona Das and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon with the “Bag Monster” on the steps of the Capitol Building in Olympia. COURTESY PHOTO

Sen. Mona Das and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon with the “Bag Monster” on the steps of the Capitol Building in Olympia. COURTESY PHOTO

Sen. Das pitches bill to do away with plastic bags

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:32pm
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Sen. Mona Das wants to sack plastic bags.

The first-term Democratic senator from Covington, who represents the 47th Legislative District, is making Senate Bill 5323 a priority this session. The proposed legislation would limit the use of plastic bags throughout the state.

Retailers wouldn’t be able to provide single-use plastic bags – although they would be allowed to provide paper or plastic bags made from recycled content for 10 cents each, the bill proposes.

“It’s clear to me that if we are going to improve our environment and protect all of the creatures that call it home (even humans), we must decrease our dependence on single-use plastics,” Das said in her weekly online report.

Read more about the bill here.

The bill was scheduled to be heard in the Senate’s Ways & Means Committee this week.

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