Gallery: Portland Oregon is the Latest City to Ban Plastic Bags!

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Plastic bags are the bane of every eco-minded person’s existence. They can’t be normally recycled, they’re made with polluting petroleum, they don’t breakdown in landfills — the list of earth-harming characteristics goes on and on. Which is why we are thrilled to report that Portland, Oregon has hopped on the plastic bag ban bandwagon! Last Thursday, Portland’s city council unanimously approved an ordinance that bans plastic bags from major grocery stores and some big box retailers.

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  1. i8thecat August 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Any progress is still progress, and we need all we can get… Good job Portland!!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  2. caeman July 25, 2011 at 10:17 am

    It doesn’t look like much of a victory for the anti-baggers. Pharmacists can protect buyer privacy with paper bags. Every mom and pop shop in the city can still use plastic. Gas stations. This has all the smell of “feel good” legislation.

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