Spokane supports plastic bag ban
Plastic pollution is a serious threat to the Spokane River and scores of wildlife who call the River home. Washington uses over 2 billion disposable plastic bags each year, and 95 percent of those don't get recycled. Meaning too many of them end up as litter in the Spokane River and other waterbodies across the state. In 2010, a gray whale was found in West Seattle beached with 20 plastic bags in its stomach, highlighting this terrible problem. Nothing we use for a few minutes should end up in the belly of a whale. We can reduce plastic pollution and save wildlife by banning throwaway plastic bags.
That's why I'm excited to announce that Spokane Riverkeeper has signed on to support a statewide push byEnvironment Washingtonto enact a statewide plastic bag ban this Legislative session. Several cities in the state of Washington already have plastic bag bans, but a statewide ban would be the first of its kind. Please sign this petition so we can put the right amount of pressure on Olympia to stand up for clean water in Washington state!
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