According to the Seattle Times,
Beginning in January, shoppers must pay 20 cents for each plastic or paper bag they use at grocery, drug and convenience stores in Seattle.
Outside of Safeway, there was a man trying to get people to sign a petition to oppose the upcoming plastic bag fee. I refused of course. I have to say, this fee is one that I approve of. I agree with it because we as a nation are producing just way too much waste and not recycling enough to justify production of more environmentally harmful products. I figure, this fee will force me, and everyone else, to buckle down and reduce and reuse. Go Earth! Go Green!