PLASTIC BAG BAN
Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and unincorporated Thurston County have adopted an ordinance that bans stores from giving out many types of single-use plastic bags. Stores must also charge at least 5 cents for paper carryout bags.
The ordinance took effect on July 1, 2014.
Visit the Thurston County website for additional information, and to complete a survey to assess the effects of the ban.