With Edmonds bag ban, make sure to wash your reusable shopping bags

Now that Edmonds has prohibited single-use plastic bags in retail establishments, a My Edmonds News reader has alerted us to the importance of washing your reusable shopping bags. According to Food Safety News, a joint food safety research report issued by researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University said that unwashed reusable…

Reminder: Edmonds businesses can apply for plastic bag deadline extension

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…

Edmonds shoppers adjusting to bag ban

If the first day of the Edmonds’ plastic-bag ban is any indication, the new ordinance is going to take some getting used to — on the part of both shoppers and retailers, according to a report Saturday from My Edmonds News online news partner The Seattle Times. Edmonds became the first city in the state…