Seattle has had its plastic bag ban for one year - prohibiting single-use shopping bags because they clog up landfills.
Now another Northwest community plans to ban plastic water bottles for the same reason.
Students moving into dorms at Western Washington University in the fall along with their clothing, sheets and towels - should also bring reusable water bottles.
Western Washington University isn't the first or the last institution to ban bottled water, of course. And personally, I think it's only a matter of time before bottled water will be banned in Seattle. (I'd like to see that ban be accompanied with the construction of free water stations in public spaces so people can fill their refillable bottles.) It may take years, but a ban will happen. But what do you think?