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