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I have to agree that an out-right ban on these bags seems unnecessary. Rather, I much prefer Seattle's approach to disincentivize the use with a fee on bags. I would strongly support OR pursuing a fee on any disposable bag to further incentivize the use of resuable bags.
It was incredible to read the numbers in this Monday's Oregonian, that with the public awareness around how resource intensive disposables are Fred Meyer has seen a decrease in demand to the tune of ordering 14 million less plastic bags & 2.2 million less paper bags in 2008 than in 2007!
We need to build on that momentum, and reduce unnecessary waste being generated.
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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