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Do You Like the Idea of a Paper and Plastic Grocery Bag Fee?

Seattle's city leaders were prepared to enact an ordinance that would charge 20 cents per paper or plastic grocery bag, but the plastics industry stepped in with a referendum to give voters the final say. The majority of voters turned down the referendum that would have charged for every bag received from supermarkets, drug stores, and convenience stores.

Supporters say the fee would encourage reusable bags, cut down on pollution and waste, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while opponents are mostly against the added expense. How would you vote if your city tried to enact a similar ordinance?

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