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.