Eugene wants to ban plastic, paper bags

Eugene wants to ban plastic, paper bags

Environmental activists want to ban paper as well as plastic bags in Eugene, to move residents away from the "single-use lifestyle."

“As environmentalists, our No. 1 goal is to get people to use reusable bags,” said Sarah Higginbotham of Environment Oregon, one of the groups seeking a bag ban in Eugene.

Higginbotham said the plastic bag ban, with the nickel-per-paper bag charge, is “a good starting point.” But the long-term goal, even after a statewide plastic bag ban, is to do away with paper bags.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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