This year's state legislative session is moving quickly. Nora Nickum, our guest speaker at Saturday's Zero Waste meeting, highlighted the zero waste-oriented bills below that the Seattle Aquarium, for whom she is the new Ocean Policy Manager, has been supporting. They have all passed the Senate and are now being considered in the House.
SB 5323 - Reusable Bag Bill
SB 5397 - Plastic Packaging Stewardship
SB 5077 - Plastic Straws on Request
this week or next, and you will talk to a live person who will convey your message to your representatives.
Nora advises stating the bill numbers and asking your representatives (for Bainbridge: Sen. Rolfes, Rep. Appleton and Rep. Hansen) to vote YES, with just a few words about why you think it is important to reduce plastic waste.
For details on
the waste-centric bills, and to see
which bill needs a phone call by 5pm on Wednesday, March 13,
go to Zero Waste Washington's
just-out quarterly newsletter
. In it, you will also find out how to get Amazon purchases shipped with less packaging and where to find plastic-free shops.