Washington Grocers Group Proposes Bag Tax Alternative

SEATTLE — While the City Council here explores a 20-cent-per-bag tax on disposable grocery bags, the Washington Food Industry (WFI) proposed that its grocer members here take several steps as an alternative to a tax.

SEATTLE — While the City Council here explores a 20-cent-per-bag tax on disposable grocery bags, the Washington Food Industry (WFI) proposed that its grocer members here take several steps as an alternative to a tax. The WFI proposal would exempt retailers from the bag tax if they provide reusable bags for sale in a prominent location near checkout counters; offer at least a 5-cent-per-bag rebate to all customers who bring in reusable bags; have in-store recycling bins prominently located and

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