• Edmonds was the first city in Washington State to pass an ordinance prohibiting the use of single-use plastic checkout bags at retail establishments. This ban became effective on August 27, 2010 and was met with nearly all businesses throughout the City in compliance. Find out more here.

  • As part of the City’s preparation for the effective date of this ordinance, a “Bring Your Own Bag” campaign was established. This campaign centered on community outreach focusing on the benefits of bringing reusable bags when shopping in Edmonds. The campaign also included outreach to local middle and high schools through a student poster contest.