Oregon Considers New Bag Ban

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon legislature here is considering a bill that would ban all plastic bags and paper bags made of less than 40% recycled material.

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon legislature here is considering a bill that would ban all plastic bags and paper bags made of less than 40% recycled material.

If the bill is passed, it could take effect as early as next November.

A similar bill was defeated last year; however, the new proposal would apply to all retailers, not just supermarkets and pharmacies.

The bill would allow the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to fine retailers who continue to distribu

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