Governor Inslee signs ground-breaking bill at the Aquarium

On Monday, May 17, Governor Jay Inslee came to the Seattle Aquarium to sign a new law (SB5022) that will reduce plastic pollution and improve recycling in Washington. The Aquarium worked closely with partners to help pass the bill, which helps protect the health of our ocean by cutting back on harmful and unnecessary single-use plastics. Read our press release for more details, and please enjoy a few photos from the big event!

Governor Inslee signing SB5022 with the assistance of Representative Liz Berry’s son, George, in front of the Seattle Aquarium's Window on Washington Waters habitat.
Governor Inslee signing SB5022 with the assistance of Representative Liz Berry’s son, George.

 

Representative Berry speaking behind a podium in front of the Seattle Aquarium's Window on Washington Waters habitat.
Representative Berry speaking about how Washington is a leader on the issue of plastic pollution.

 

Governor Inslee and Seattle Aquarium President and CEO Robert W. Davidson both looking at a large digital monitor display.
Governor Inslee meets with Seattle Aquarium President & CEO Robert W. Davidson to learn more about the Aquarium’s new Ocean Pavilion.

 

Governor Jay Inslee; Seattle Aquarium Director of Capital Projects Susan Bullerdick; Seattle Aquarium President & CEO Robert W. Davidson; Ivar’s President and Seattle Aquarium Immediate Past Board Chair Bob Donegan standing as a group in front of the construction site of the Aquarium's Ocean Pavilion expansion.
From left: Governor Jay Inslee; Seattle Aquarium Director of Capital Projects Susan Bullerdick; Seattle Aquarium President & CEO Robert W. Davidson; Ivar’s President and Seattle Aquarium Immediate Past Board Chair Bob Donegan.

 

State Senator Mona Das speaking behind a podium in front of the Seattle Aquarium's Window on Washington Waters habitat.
State Senator Mona Das (who sponsored the bill).

 

Governor Inslee signing SB5022 with the assistance of Representative Liz Berry’s son, George, in front of the Seattle Aquarium's Window on Washington Waters habitat.
Governor Inslee and George.

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