July 13, 2010

No More Plastic Bags In Oregon?

According to the Oregonian, lawmakers here in Oregon are looking at banning all disposable plastic bags at checkout for all retailers, and, in addition, charging 5 cents for every paper bag.  If passed, the disposable bag ban law could take effect as soon as 2011,  and the 5-cent fees could begin in 2012.

The city of Portland could approve an ordinance saying it will adopt a city bag ban in 2012 if the state doesn't pass the above legislation in 2011.

Better stock up on a few more reusable bags or get ready to pay a little extra for the paper ones.  I have 5 or 6 larger reusable bags that I seem to forget in the car every third or fourth trip.  I personally need to add a few more in the other vehicle as well.

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Rich Peralta is a real estate professional in the Portland Metro Area. He can be reached at 503.961.2181 or by e-mail at rich.peralta@exprealty.com

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