Zero Waste Washington newsletters provide updates on our community projects, legislative campaigns, producer responsibility, and recycling.

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3rd Quarter (September) 2021 Enewsletter

Excitingly, on October 1, 2021, Washington’s single-use plastic bag ban will go into effect. Retailers will no longer hand out single-use, thin film plastic bags.  Customers may bring their own reusable bags, or pay an 8 cent charge for paper bags or reusable thicker plastic bags…. READ MORE

Archived newsletters

2nd Quarter (June) 2021 Enewsletter

Legislative action is fast and furious with many zero waste bills, and we are excited that you will soon (April 1!) be able to recycling your leftover paint. Please come to our annual legislative tea on March 7…. READ MORE

Winter 2021 Quarterly Enewsletter

Legislative action is fast and furious with many zero waste bills, and we are excited that you will soon (April 1!) be able to recycling your leftover paint. Please come to our annual legislative tea on March 7…. READ MORE

Fall 2020 Quarterly Enewsletter

We are excited to invite you to our annual Waste Summit (November 30) and to let you know about the success of “bring your own container” code update, upcoming legislative session and more… READ MORE

End-of-Summer 2020 Quarterly Enewsletter

Our summer newsletter is coming out just as we’re heading into fall. We delayed publication because we want you to know about two exciting events that just got scheduled: the Recycle BC Product Stewardship Virtual Tour (October 27) and the first Zero Waste Hackathon and Innovation Waste Summit (November 30). READ MORE

Spring 2020 May

“Bring your own container” rules moving forward By Elisabeth Archer, Waste Reduction Strategist Important changes allowing people to “bring your own container” as part of the state’s Food Safety Rules have been under consideration for the past year. The State Board of Health had originally been scheduled to vote on the new rules in March.…