Reminder: Edmonds businesses can apply for plastic bag deadline extension

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Edmonds businesses that have not yet discontinued using single-use plastic checkout bags should consider requesting an extension with the city, Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper said.

In a news release issued Friday afternoon, Cooper thanked Edmonds residents and retailers for “a successful start” to the City’s ban on plastic checkout bags at retail establishments, which became effective Aug. 27.  The ban only applies to checkout bags; exempt are plastic bags for meats, vegetables, bulk food or prepared food gathered within a retail store, and plastic bags for prepared food from deli counters and restaurants.

Requests for extensions must be received by Monday, Sept. 27, and should explain the unique circumstances of your business and indicate how long you think it will take to meet the ordinance’s requirements, the news release said. Requests can be delivered directly to City Hall or mailed to Mayor Mike Cooper’s Office, City of Edmonds, 121 Fifth Ave., Edmonds, WA 98020.

Additional information on this ordinance and the Bring Your Own Bag Campaign can be found online.

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