Plastic Bag Ban Policy in Olympia, WA

Timeline created by keekel24
  • Seattle City Council pases a 20 cent tax on "t-shirt" plastic bags

  • Edmonds, WA becomes first city in WA to ban plastic bags

  • Referendum 1 goes to vote by residents of Seattle, WA to repeal the ban on plastic bags.

    "A local veto referendum challenging a 20-cent tax imposed by the Seattle City Council in 2008 on plastic bags".
  • Seattle, WA ordinance to ban plastic bags goes into effect

  • Bellingham, WA ordinance to ban plastic bags goes into effect

  • Initial Olympia City Council Meeting and Work Session to discuss the bag outreach project

  • Senate Bill 5254 is introduced in the Washington State legislature

    Regarding retail store carryout bags.
  • Senate Bill 5248 is introduced to the Washington State legislature

    Creating a tax on plastic shopping bags.
  • Senate Bill.5386 (House Bill 1310) is introduced to the Washington State Legislature

  • Public hearing of Senate Bill 5248

    3:30 pm hearing of the Senate Wasy and Means Committee. Creating a tax on plastic shopping bags.
  • Tumwater City Council passes ordinance to ban plastic "t-shirt" bags

  • Thurston County passes ordinance to ban plastic "t-shirt" bags

  • Lemay, Inc, Thurston County's recycling provider will stop recycling plastic bags

  • Olympia City Council passes ordinance to ban plastic "t-shirt" bags

  • Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance goes into effect in participating cities and in unincorporated Thurston County