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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Tax both paper and plastic bags and use the funds to support recycling efforts. Like many, my memory somehow sharpens when money is a factor and those nice OPB bags I have won't get left at home as often.
BTW, it's my recollection that it doesn't matter whether bags are made of 'biodegradable' materials--in pragmatic terms, everything is inert in a landfill and the amount of time it takes to break down a so-called biodegradable plastic bag is far beyond the amount of time it takes to join the big plastic island in the Pacific or end up inside an animal.
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