Bag Ban and Recycling Proposals Fail in Oregon

Posted on June 15, 2011 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

SALEM, ORE. The legislative effort to ban single-use plastic carryout bags or to set a high standard for recycling of plastic bags in Oregon has failed.

Supporters of the bill acknowledged June 10 that they did not have the support to enact either measure this year.

“It appears the time for a state wide solution to this issue has not yet arrived,” said the five key legislators who had supported the measure in a jointly issued statement. “But this issue is not going away. We are not going away. And these bags aren’t going away. They will be around for a thousand years.”

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