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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 02:47 PM

Oregon Is Moving Toward A Plastic Bag Ban

The Bend City Council voted December 5 to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags, a plan that will officially go into effect on July 1. Bend's plan will enforce a not-less-than-10-cent fee per bag for customers who don't bring in a reusable bag.

“It’s time for us to be more sensible,” Councilor Barb Campbell said during the Council meeting last December. “The planet doesn’t belong to us.”

However, it appears the whole state of Oregon might also be following in that same direction with House Bill 2509.

HB 2509, titled the "Sustainable Shopping Initiative," moved out of the House Energy and Environment Committee last week. HB 2509 is centered around plastic pollution and other singe-use plastic items. If ultimately passed, the bill would ban those single-use plastic grocery bags and would add a 5-cent fee on paper bags. Including Bend, there are 12 other cities in Oregon with a similar practice in place - including Portland, Eugene, Ashland and Corvallis to name a few.

Read more: https://www.bendsource.com/bend/oregon-is-moving-toward-a-plastic-bag-ban/Content?oid=10009719

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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 03:03 PM

1. Please hurry. How many DECADES have we known this to be a bad practice?

I see these guys at the grocery store going along with tens of plastic bags and I want to say "whales dead from 80 pounds of plastic in their gut, thinking they were finding food, or mama birds feeding their babies plastic pieces. It is heartbreaking. All you have to do is use this carrier, right here, only $.99, reusable. You lazy, ignorant bitches."

Heartbreaking how humans don't give a fuck.

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