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3 more plastic bag bans hit the West Coast Do you live in any of these places?

Find your local recycling solution for plastic bags To ban or not to ban: The debate over plastic bags rages on this summer on the West Coast. Portland became the latest city to ban plastic bags last week, when its city council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting large grocery stores and retailers with pharmacies from distributing single-use plastic shopping bags. Taking effect Oct. 15, the ordinance will promote the use of reusable shopping bags and places no restrictions on paper bags. According to Mayor Sam Adams’ website , the city recognizes the environmental impacts of paper bags, but finds the manufacture and recycling of paper bags locally has other economic and environmental benefits. READ: Will Portland’s Food Carts Ditch Disposables? The ordinance comes just a month after statewide legislation banning plastic bags and placing a fee on paper bags failed...

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