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Oregon House approves ban on plastic checkout bags

The Oregon House approved a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.

Posted: Apr. 25, 2019 11:48 AM
Updated: Apr. 25, 2019 2:37 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House approved a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.

Lawmakers voted 42-18 Thursday to prohibit large retailers and grocery stores from offering plastic checkout bags.

Stores are able to offer recycled paper bags and reusable plastic bags for a 5 cent fee.

Republicans complained the move limits consumer choice and that those decisions should be left for local communities to decide. Many Oregon cities have already banned plastic checkout bags.

The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration. Oregon would become the third state to enact a ban on plastic shopping bags, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The state is also considering bans on plastic straws and styrofoam to-go containers.


CLICK HERE for information on plastic straw restrictions, which has passed the Oregon Senate.

CLICK HERE for the polystyrene container ban, which just passed the Oregon House.

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