Reactions mixed to Eugene bag ban

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Eugene City Council's decision to ban plastic bags received a mixed reception from local consumers.

Some shoppers interviewed Tuesday outside the busy Eugene WinCo grocery store said that a weak economy is no time to do away with plastic bags and force people to pay a nickel per bag for paper bags if they forget to bring their own.

But other shoppers said it was about time something was done to rid the city of the unsightly plastic sacks that can end up polluting the environment.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}eugene bag{/biztweet}

 

Comments   

 
Guest
0 #1 Reactions mixed to Eugene bag banGuest 2012-10-24 19:37:37
I don't mind the ban on plastic bags. However, the Eugene City Council has severely overstepped its authority by requiring stores to charge for paper bags. They do not have the authority to tell a private business to charge or not charge for anything. It should be up to each individual business to decide if they want to charge for paper bags or not. This ordinance is just another example of our Liberal City Council thinking they know what is best (just like the LTD EmX project) when they truly don't have a clue.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

That's Not a Watch (This Is a Watch)

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Smartwatches are all the rage. But old-fashioned timepieces keep on ticking.


Read more...

See How They Run

January-Powerbook 2015
Friday, December 12, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Studying ground-running birds, a group that ranks among nature's speediest and most agile bipedal runners, to build a faster robot.


Read more...

Carbon Power

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Researchers in a multitude of disciplines are searching for ways to soak up excess carbon dioxide, the compound that contributes to global warming.


Read more...

Playoffs pay off for the Ducks

The Latest
Friday, January 02, 2015
oregon-ducks-logo-helmet-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The University of Oregon football team looked unstoppable on the field Jan. 1 — and the university is reaping the benefits of the new postseason format.


Read more...

Closing the Gap: The two Oregons and the way forward

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

"Nostalgia is not an economic strategy."


Read more...

Which Way to Chinatown?

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

The Jade International District, already Portland's center of Asian life, is poised for rejuvenation. Where does that leave the westside's historic Chinatown?


Read more...

Labor Pains

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Thinking about starting an internship program? Be careful. Navigating unpaid internships can be tricky.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS