Eugene Eliminates 67 Million Bags, Maybe 5 Cents Fee

Eugene Eliminates 67 Million Bags, Maybe 5 Cents Fee

Eugene, OR, June 9, 2013 (PBBR) – The City of Eugene, Oregon passed a plastic bag ban in October, 2012. The ordinance also mandated that merchants could only give out recycled paper bags and a fee of five cents must be charged for each recycled paper bag given to a customer. The single-use plastic bag […]

Voters in Newport, Oregon Reject Plastic Bag Ban

Voters in Newport, Oregon Reject Plastic Bag Ban

NEWPORT, Oregon, May 28, 2013 (ENS) – Voters in the Oregon coast city of Newport have defeated a ballot measure that would have forbidden retail stores to distribute single-use plastic bags and required them to charge a fee for paper bags. The Paper & Plastic Bag Use Regulation measure was narrowly defeated on the May […]

Oregon Bill to Regulate Single-Use Checkout Bags

Oregon Bill to Regulate Single-Use Checkout Bags

Salem, OR, April 20, 2013 (PBBR) – Oregon Senate Bill 113 seeks to regulate single-use checkout bags in the state of Oregon. If the bill becomes law, it will: Prohibit all retailers from distributing any type of single-use bag (paper or plastic) to a customer Prohibit local governments from imposing a fee on checkout bags […]

Portland Expands Plastic Bag Ban to All Retailers

Portland Expands Plastic Bag Ban to All Retailers

PORTLAND, Oregon, November 18, 2012 (ENS) – Portland City Council voted unanimously Thursday to expand the plastic bag ban in Oregon’s largest city to include all retailers and restaurants. The expansion of the existing one-year-old ban on single-use plastic checkout bags will happen in two phases. The first phase goes into effect on March 1, […]

Portland’s Lame Duck Mayor Would Expand Plastic Bag Ban

Portland’s Lame Duck Mayor Would Expand Plastic Bag Ban

PORTLAND, Oregon, November 12, 2012 (ENS) – Portland City Council will consider the outgoing mayor’s attempt to expand the city’s existing ban on single-use plastic bags during its meeting on Thursday. Portland Mayor Sam Adams, a bag ban proponent, has less than 60 days before he leaves office and Mayor-elect Charlie Hayes takes over. Plastic […]

Corvallis, Oregon Regulates Plastic Bags

Corvallis, Oregon Regulates Plastic Bags

Corvallis Bag Ban Applies To All Retailers | Plastic Bag Ban Report Corvallis, Oregon, July 14, 2012 (PBBR) – The Corvallis City Council voted July 2nd to adopt an ordinance to regulate Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bags.  The ordinance applies to all retailers with the exception of restaurants. The ordinance also requires retailers to charge five […]

Portland, Oregon USA Bans Plastic Bags

Portland, Oregon USA Bans Plastic Bags

The City of Portland, Oregon has stepped up to fight plastic bag usage within it’s borders. After the State Legislature failed to take action on a proposed statewide ban, Portland’s City Council voted unanimously to adopt their own “Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bag” ordinance on July 21st. (Read the ordinance) The City had already decided last […]

Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban Bill Causes Heavy Debate

Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban Bill Causes Heavy Debate

Both For and Against, Oregon’s plastic bag ban bill has stimulated high controversy. The bill, SB 536 is being considered by the state legislature in this session. SB 536 has brought to the battle: Republicans Democrats the plastic bag industry grocery organizations indirectly related groups and of course, environmentalists Starting with newspapers around the state, […]

Portland Fred Meyer Stores Test Plastic Bag Ban

Portland Fred Meyer Stores Test Plastic Bag Ban

Fred Meyer Stores in Portland, Oregon, USA will eliminate plastic bags beginning August 1st, 2010. The plastic bag ban will be a test at the stores within the Portland city limits. According to the news release, the company has already tested the idea at their Hawthorne store. The experiment has provided mixed results from customers. […]

Plastic Bag Ban In Oregon?

A bill to ban single use plastic bags statewide has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature.  The Oregon Legislative Assembly is currently in a month-long Special Called Session. Senate Bill 1009 would prohibit the use of plastic bags as checkout bags.  The Bill was introduced by Senator Mark Haas and Senator Jason Atkinson.  Oregon already […]