Washington to Impose Plastic Bag Ban and Paper and Reusable Bag Fee

Oct 27th, 2020

Effective January 1, 2021, Washington will ban single-use plastic bags and require a fee for paper and reusable bags. The fee may be deducted from the amount of tax due. The ban does not apply to certain types of bags used by consumers inside stores, such as items to package bulk food, or bags used for newspapers, laundry and dry cleaning, or certain food storage bags.