City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

EUGENE, Ore– Paper or plastic? In six months, you won’t be hearing that question anymore in Eugene stores. On Monday night, the City Council voted 6-2 to ban plastic bags in Eugene. It is now the third city in Oregon to ban plastic bags in stores, following Portland and Corvallis. Councilors Mike Clark and George … Continue reading »

Community Speaks Out on Plastic Bag Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — Whether Eugene will ban single-use plastic bags in the future is still undecided. City council members discussed the issue at their meeting Monday night. A group in support of the ban presented the city council with a petition containing more than 1,500 signatures. Many of the community members who spoke at the … Continue reading »

Plastic Bag Ban on Monday’s Agenda

EUGENE, Ore —┬áThe proposal to ban plastic bags is one key issue that will be discussed at┬áMonday’s Eugene City Council meeting. The city has been considering banning plastic bags for a while. Portland and Corvallis already have plastic bag bans in place. The other item being discussed Monday is the fate of the Downtown Eugene … Continue reading »

Eugene Holding Plastic Bag Ban Hearing

EUGENE, Ore. — Paper or plastic? Is that a question you want to hear anymore? Eugene’s city council is holding a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 17 to get your opinion about a possible plastic bag ban. The city’s been considering the issue for a while now after Corvallis and Portland stopped allowing plastic bags. … Continue reading »

Eugene Seeks Bag Ban Input

EUGENE, Ore. — It could cost you a few more cents if Eugene passes a single-use plastic bag ban. Eugene city councilors want to hear from the public about the proposed ban. They have a lot of questions, like who should it apply to, and should there be a fee to carry out the paper … Continue reading »

Second Meeting for Plastic Bag Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — Plastic bags were on the table Monday tonight for the Eugene City Council. The City Council was conducting its second discussion on a potential bag ban in Eugene. The first work session on the ban was in February and included preliminary discussions of a bag ban and of a 5 cent fee … Continue reading »

Plastic Bag Ban in Eugene’s Future?

EUGENE, Ore. — Monday night, the Corvallis City Council voted to ban plastic bags. That makes it the second city in the state to do so. But what about Eugene? A dozen local retailers and organizations already threw their support behind a potential bag ban. But BRING Recycling’s Executive Director Julie Daniel says it could … Continue reading »

Plastic Bag Ban Options Discussed in Corvallis

February 29, 2012 By Heather Turner CORVALLIS, Ore. — The City of Corvallis is taking the next step that could eventually lead to a ban on single-use plastic bags. Back in November, the Mary’s Peak Group of the Sierra Club drafted and presented an ordinance to Corvallis City Council to ban the use of single-use … Continue reading »

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