Plastic bag campaigns begin in Oregon

Plastic bag campaigns begin in Oregon

An effort to ban plastic bags in cities around Oregon is kicking off after a statewide ban failed in the Legislative session.

Oregonians use about 1.7 billion single-use plastic bags each year, according to Environment Oregon, which is leading the effort.

Bag ban opponents, which helped defeat a statewide ban this year, say plastic bags are easily recycled, provide jobs and are the most sanitary way to transport groceries.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.