Eugene’s plastic bag ban begins


Eugene’s plastic bag ban went into effect May 1, along with a mandatory 5 cent fee for paper bags.

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Eugene’s plastic bag ban went into effect May 1, along with a mandatory 5 cent fee for paper bags.

Grocery Outlet manager Rod Kinney said a lot of his customers already bring reusable bags. The official start of the ban seemed like a normal day, he said, because the store started using paper bags about a month ago.

For most businesses, the first day of the plastic bag ban was easy, said Stephanie Scafa, the city’s zero waste analyst.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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