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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

On the Hot Seat

Plastic bag ban is only a scam on shoppers


I’ve never been a fan of the new ban on plastic bags and straws in our state.

Subconsciously, I always knew it was a designed scheme to get more money out of people shopping in stores or having a beverage at a gas station or fast food stop.

As you know, the politicos in Seattle and Olympia said that wasn’t the case. They said it was necessary to help eliminate the number of plastic straws and bags along our roadways, ending up in our streams and plaguing our landfills.

They said future bags would be thicker and usable more than once. They also said the nominal fee on these new plastic o...

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