Eugene bans plastic bags


The Eugene City Council approved a ban on thin plastic bags from all the city’s retailers.

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The Eugene City Council approved a ban on thin plastic bags from all the city’s retailers.

The ban will take effect in six months, in order to give stores time to eliminate their plastic bag supplies.

The ordinance implementing the ban requires retailers to charge a minimum of 5 cents for each paper bag dispensed in place of plastic bags.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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