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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