As of October 1st 2021, single-use plastic bags are no longer available to Clark College Bookstore customers, in accordance with the statewide ban to help reduce pollution. The bookstore instead offers environmentally–conscious reusable bags.
According to state law, bags provided by businesses and restaurants must be made of “40% recycled content” and must be visibly shown on the bag, which includes plastic and paper bags. While the ban is fairly new, the bookstore is adapting and applauds the state for its dedication to the environment.
“We’re very happy that we’re actually finally doing this,” said Bookstore Cashier Supervisor Dan Ellerston. “Oregon and California have already been doing this and Washington has been talking about this for quite some time,” said Ellerston.
Reusable plastic bags are available for purchase for 8 cents. The bookstore is also offering more durable tote bags starting at $1.95.