Reusable Shopping Bags Ellensburg WA

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Safeway
(509) 925-2700
400 N. Ruby St
Ellensburg, WA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks
Store Hours
Mon-Sun 6:00AM-12:00AM
Pharmacy #
509-925-6044
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

Glondo's Sausage Co
(509) 674-5755
216 E 1st St
Cle Elum, WA

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Cash & Carry
(253) 475-1000
3729 Lawrence St So
Tacoma, WA
 
Trader Joe'S
(425) 744-1346
19500 Hwy 99
Lynnwood, WA
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Safeway
(253) 471-1630
1302 S. 38Th
Tacoma, WA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours
Pharmacy #
253-471-9673
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

Safeway
(509) 674-2580
804 W. First
Cle Elum, WA
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,produce
Store Hours
Mon-Sun 6:00AM-11:00PM

Safeway
(206) 824-2737
21401 Pacific Hwy S
Des Moines, WA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Coinmaster,wi-fi,Boeing Employees CU
Store Hours
Mon-Sun 6:00AM-1:00AM
Pharmacy #
206-878-3208
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

Safeway
(425) 743-7771
14826 Highway 99 North
Lynnwood, WA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar,Coinmaster,wi-fi,BECU
Store Hours
Mon-Sun 5:00AM-1:00AM
Pharmacy #
425-742-8595
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

Walmart Supercenter
(509) 839-7339
2675 East Lincoln Avenue
Sunnyside, WA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(509) 839-7030
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Top Foods
(253) 839-9299
31515 20Th Ave So
Federal Way, WA
 
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Paper and Plastic Move over…Here Comes Reusable

It’s the timeless grocery store rivalry—paper, or plastic? How about, “Neither. I brought my own.” Sounds easy enough, but half the battle is remembering to actually bring those eco-friendly reusable bags back to the store. It’s easy to forget them, lose them, or simply not use them, because it takes a lot less effort to just use store bags, regardless of how bad they are for the environment. Convenience usually wins over eco-consciousness.

Let’s just say you accidentally forgot to bring your reusable bags with you to the store and are forced to choose between paper or plastic. It’s okay. It happens. So, under all that pressure of deciding which is more reusable and which is easier to carry, you choose plastic. You might be able to use it to pack your lunch for a few day, but let’s face it: eventually that bag is going to end up in the trash. The trash can is only the beginning of the toxic journey discarded plastic takes once it leaves your home.

Plastic bags are made mostly from a non-renewable oil energy that produces polyethylene. Polyethylene is cheap to produce, durable, and resistant to chemical breakdown, making it difficult to recycle. Not to mention, to reuse polyethylene requires two-thirds of the new product created to be made from new plastic. Plus, the actual recycling process take a massive amount of non-renewable energy. Sounds pretty bad. Well, it only gets worse.

Plastic never goes away, so every scrap of plastic ever produced still exists and will continue to exist indefinitely. Plastic that is not recycled is dumped (usually into our oceans) and ends up being a deadly snack for an unsuspecting animal. The most horrific graveyard of used plastic is located in the Pacific where tons of discarded polyethylene and other plastics have accumulated to make an island of plastic debris twice the size of the entire state of Texas. Plastic is bad news for the environment and consumers.

With all this discussion on paper, plastic, and B.Y.O.Bag programs, there are rumblings in some states about legislation that would require retailers to charge a nominal fee for each plastic bag used by consumers. Further legislation in the works could eventually end the use of plastic bags altogether. In California, law currently requires retailers to create an in-store recycling program allowing consumers to return used plastic bags. Some argue that banning the use of plastic bags will just force consumers to opt for paper, which is just as damaging to the environment. Essentially your “paper or plastic” decision is really a decision of deforestation or depletion of non-renewable energy.

While state legislators navigate the pros and cons of a long term solution to the use of complimentary retailer bags, many stores have taken their own initiative to be part of the solution and voluntarily adapt before law requires them to.

Pioneers in the reusable bag sector like Trader Joe’s and IKEA have been waging war against plastic bags for years ...

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