To fight coronavirus, veto Washington’s plastic bag ban

Like other states, Washington is taking extraordinary measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The governor can do one simple thing to reduce a source of potential spread: veto the ban on plastic bags.

This session, the legislature adopted SB 5323, which would ban plastic grocery bags. I’ve addressed the environmental problems of plastic bag bans in the past – the ban will probably increase water and air pollution. The current concern over the coronavirus adds another reason to oppose the ban. It has been known for several years, reusable bags are vectors for disease.

Read the full blog post on the Washington Policy Center website.