Will Oregon become the second state to ban plastic shopping bags? – USAPosted on February 21, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Lawmakers, environmental groups and the grocery industry are supporting a bill to get rid of single-use bags statewide.
Lawmakers, environmental groups and the grocery industry are supporting a bill to get rid of the bags statewide, with a few exceptions.
“As Oregonians, we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We have the responsibility to protect the natural resources our environment and our economy depend on,” Rep. Carla Piluso, D-Gresham, one of the bill’s sponsors, said ahead of a public hearing on the proposal Tuesday afternoon.
House Bill 2509, which supporters call the Sustainable Shopping Initiative, would prohibit retail establishments from providing any bag except a recycled paper bag to customers at checkout.
AS amazing as it is that people still live their own little world and thing like this person – “I am the only one qualified to choose the right bag for me, even if it means 100 percent virgin bleached paper,” resident Karen Darnell wrote in submitted testimony. “I don’t give consent to this market intervention.”. She cannot be aware of the all the implications of this and to make a decision based on her personal choice is making a choice based on ignorance.