Oregon plastic bag ban meeting opposition

A plastic bag at a grocery store (KOIN 6 News, file)
A plastic bag at a grocery store. (KOIN 6 News, file)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Portland, Corvallis and Eugene have banned plastic shopping bags, and a ban in Ashland goes into effect in October.

But a proposal for a statewide bag ban failed in the Legislature last year and a campaign to extend the ban to Salem and other cities has stalled.

A conservation advocate for Environment Oregon, Rikki Seguin, told the Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/1oM5rLq) there’s not enough support on the Salem council.

Council member Laura Tesler says the campaign fizzled out and there’s not enough community support.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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