Bag Ban Expands in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The second phase of the plastic bag ban in Corvallis went into effect Monday. Businesses with less than 50 employees joined the rest of the city’s retailers in complying with the ordinance. It caught some shoppers off guard, like Corvallis resident James Bond, who had to carry out his groceries by hand. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Plastic Bag Ban Changes

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis City Council unanimously approved two changes to the plastic bag ban in Corvallis. Come July 1, small businesses won’t have to charge five cents for paper bags sized differently from barrel sized bags. The bags also won’t have to meet the 40 percent post-consumer recycled content.┬áIt’s a big step forward … Continue reading »

Retailers Charge More than 5 Cents

EUGENE, Ore. — The plastic bag ban is now a week old and many residents are questioning the 5 cent charge for the paper bags. Some residents say some stores are charging more than 5 cents. The ordinance states that the 5 cent fee per paper bag is the minimum amount retailers can charge. So … Continue reading »