California Plastic Bag Ban Delayed

(CNN) — Looks like “paper or plastic” will still be an option in California for a while longer. The state passed a law that prohibits stores from giving single-use plastic bags for free to consumers. It was set to go into effect in July, until Tuesday. The secretary of state announced opponents of the law … Continue reading »

Eugene Plastic Bag Ban Approaches

EUGENE, Ore. — The kickoff of Eugene’s plastic bag ban is less than one month away, and the city is using these last few weeks to get the word out, especially to retailers. The city’s hosting two info sessions to walk retailers through the new law and to answer any questions. “I’ve been talking to … Continue reading »

Mixed Reactions to Plastic Bag Ban

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Shoppers in Corvallis had mixed reactions when the plastic bag ban first went into effect at the beginning of the year. Two and a half months later, those feelings remain. The ban was approved in January to decrease unnecessary waste. It applies to businesses with more than 50 employees, like grocery stores and larger … Continue reading »

Corvallis Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Residents of Corvallis will see some changes this new year, including no more plastic bags at stores. The ban on plastic bags goes into effect Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The ordinance, which was passed last July, takes effect in two phases. The first phase is for larger companies–those that have 50 or … Continue reading »