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 year to ban single-use plastic bags but decided to wait to see if the State Legislature would take action.

Portland Mayor Sam Adams was totally for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags. Here is a clip from the City Council meeting, courtesy of the Mayor.

Portland Bans the Bag from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.

The plastic bag ban will take effect October 15th of this year.

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