The Washington state Senate passed a bill banning retailers from providing customers with single-use plastic carryout bags.
The measure passed Wednesday, ESSB 5323, also would prohibit retailers from providing paper bags that don’t meet recycled content requirements.
The bill, which passed by a vote of 30-19, now heads to the House. If the single-use plastic bag ban ultimately passes, Washington will become the ninth state with such a ban joining California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon and Vermont, according to a National Conference of State Legislatures notice in November.
The Senate passed a similar bill in its...