A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way. On Wednesday, the city of Everett passed a ban on the bags. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way. On Wednesday, the city of Everett passed a ban on the bags. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett City Council approves ban on single-use plastic bags

It will go into effect in September. Shoppers will be able to purchase a thicker plastic or paper bag for $0.05.

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