A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on in October in Everett. Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. And two state lawmakers are proposing bills for a statewide ban. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on in October in Everett. Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. And two state lawmakers are proposing bills for a statewide ban. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Statewide plastic bag ban a good place to start

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