Kirkland city staff have produced a 142 page report that recommends the city council enact a ban on plastic bags in retail stores.
You can download it here.
BTW, you better not print this 142 page report. That would be harmful to our environment.
However, if a ban on plastic bags is passed by the City Council, then you could use the printed report to pick up after your dog.
But that might result in another problem... Plastic bags work really well for dog waste. You can tie it neatly and throw it away in the trash.
What if you had to use a paper bag for dog waste? That would be a real mess.
If you think the City's not so shiny, somewhat new compactor trash cans stink now, wait until then!