Single-use plastic bag ban takes effect January 1

Starting January 1, stores will no longer be able to offer shoppers single-use plastic bags at checkout.

Posted: Dec 28, 2019 4:57 AM
Updated: Dec 28, 2019 5:01 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- Starting January 1, stores will no longer be able to offer shoppers single-use plastic bags at checkout.

House Bill 2509 was signed into law by Governor Kate Brown back in June.

The law prohibits stores from offering single-use plastic bags like ones familiarly seen at checkout lines in stores.

Shoppers will still be able to receive recyclable plastic and paper bags for a 5 cent fee.

In November, Eugene City Council passed a similar ordinance banning Styrofoam containers and plastic bags in restaurants.

RELATED: EUGENE PASSES BAN ON STYROFOAM, SINGLE-USE BAGS FOR RESTAURANTS

That ban also takes effect on the first day of the new year. 

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