Oregon governor signs laws banning plastic bags, straws

Photo Credit: U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed a bill (HB 2509) banning "single-use checkout bags" effective Jan. 2020.
    This does not include bags for produce, meat, fish, dry cleaning and other categories.
  • Retail establishments will be required to charge at least five cents for paper bags (with 40% post-consumer recycled content or more),
    reusable plastic bags (4 mils thick) and reusable fabric bags. Restaurants may still provide paper bags at no cost.

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