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One of these grocery bag manufacturing companies is Seattle based American Plastic Manufacturing. According to Ken Holmes, the company’s marketing director for the last four years, it isn’t clear yet exactly how the ban on plastic bags will affect American Plastic Manufacturing’s business. So far, he said, many of the local businesses it serves are switching their orders over to the allowed, thicker plastic bags, and some are leaving for man Oakley Sunglasses Outlet ufacturers of paper bags.
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The growing popularity of plastic bag bans across the country is starting to have a visible impact on the company as well, Holmes said, since it sells to retailers across the nation. city to ban Oakley Sunglasses Outlet plastic shopping bags at the checkout stand, and in May of this year, Hawaii became the first state in which every county prohibited plastic bags beating out several Washington state legislators this year who hoped to make Washington the first state to ban single use plastic bags. City councils from nearby cities including Bellingham, Issaquah and Bainbridge Island have also recently embraced similar approaches to limiting solid waste.
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Any retail location that violates the Seattle ordinance can be charged a $250 fine, and Seattle Public Utilities encourages customers to call its customer service line (206 684 3000) to report possible violations. But consumers should not jump to conclusions too quickly; smaller merchants who purchased plastic bags before the ordinance was passed in December of last year can continue to use those supplies until they run out.