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Eugene City Council holds public hearing on single-use plastics

This proposed ordinance would limit businesses to only give out single-use serviceware if they are requested by a customer in the hopes that it would limit the amount of litter in the city.

Posted: May 13, 2019 11:48 PM
Updated: May 13, 2019 11:48 PM

Speech to Text for Eugene City Council holds public hearing on single-use plastics

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will the city of eugene limit the usage of single-use serviceware.. like plastic forks, knives, and spoons? thanks for joining us.. i'm chynna greene. new tonight at 11.. kezi 9 news reporter tyler jones is live in the studio to show us what was said in a public hearing about this proposed restriction. tyler? chynna.. i can tell you that the eugene city council didn't take any action on limiting the distribution of those plastics after their public hearing this evening. but that public hearing.. is a result of multiple council meetings.. where councilors discussed the impacts that single- use plastics such as straws.. stirrers.. utensiles.. and condiment packaging have on the local environment and landscape. this ordinance would limit businesses to only give out these plastics if they are requested by a customer.. in the hopes that it would limit the amount of litter in the city. one resident that spoke in the hearing.. is focused on limiting the use of plastic straws. "thankfully, there are so many different ways to suck less. there's reusables such as metal, glass, silicone straws and even ones made of hay." if the city adopts this ordinance before senate bill 90.. which would regulate the usage of plastic straws state-wide.. the city ordinance would not be preempted. councilor mike clark spoke out against voting on the ordinance this evening. councilors have directed city staff to include a vote on this ordinance during their next meeting.. on wednesday may 15. live in the studio tyler jones
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