Oregon Plastic Bag Ban-First Hearing

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 9:29 PM

First Hearing on News Channel 8

This video was posted after the first hearing on the bill to ban plastic bags in Oregon. This would make Oregon the first state in the nation to ban plastic bags. With this ban also comes a $0.05 "tax" on paper bags. Although this is an extreme change on people's norm and habit it is a change that is possible. As one of the ladies interviewed stated "I don't think a ban on plastic bags can hurt anything, only help." I think her opinion has a great point in the fact that it's only going to take people out of their comfort zone and encourage/force Oregonians to use paper bags, better yet reusable bags. We will see where the bill to ban plastic bags goes from here, but it is nice to see Oregon be the first to take a stance on helping the environment.

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