Oregon

Statewide Legislation  

Status: Pending

Ordinance: SB131, D 1048

Notes: SB 131: Prohibits use of single-use checkout bags except in cases of voucher users, for items marked with protected health or other confidential information, and for fresh meat or seafood packed in ice. D 1048: Prohibits use of single-use checkout bags except certain cases. Prohibits local governments from imposing charges on checkout bags or other bags provided to customers. Repeals statute requiring retail establishments that offer plastic bags to customers to also offer paper bags.

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Updated: March 20, 2013

Convallis

Status: Approved

Status Date: 07/02/2012

Plastic Summary Requirements: Durable plastic that is a least 2.25 mil. thick.

Paper Summary Requirements: 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW.

Reusable Definition: Reusable bag means a bag that with handles that made of cloth or machine washable material or made of a durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.

Stores Affected: Retail Establishment – means any store, shop, sales outlet, or vendor located within City of Corvallis that sells goods at retail. Retail Establishment does not include any establishment where the primary business is the preparation of food or drink: a) For consumption by the public; b) in a form or …view more

Fees Paper Fee: not less than $0.05 per bag.

Compliance Date: 01/01/2013

Ordinance: 2012-13

Notes: Companies with more than 50 employees the comply date is 01/01/2013. Companies with less than 50 employees the comply date is 07/01/2013.

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Updated: July 02, 2012

Eugene

Status: Approved

Status Date: 10/22/2012

Plastic Summary Requirements: durable plastic that is a least 4.00 mil. thick

Paper Summary Requirements: 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW

Reusable Definition: Reusable bag means a bag that with handles that made of cloth or machine washable material or made of a durable plastic that is at least 4.00 mils thick.

Stores Affected: Retail Establishment. Any store or vendor located within and doing business within the geographic limits of the city that sells or offers for sale goods at retail.

Fees Paper Fee: not less than $0.05 per bag

Compliance Date: 05/01/2013

Ordinance: 20498

Notes: 5/23/2013 Note, the city is considering removing the fee on paper bags. Update expected in June. 2012 this summer drafting ban

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Updated: September 16, 2013

Newport

Status: Pending

Notes: 5/23 Newport held a vote on a City Council’s referendum to ban plastic bags and impose a fee on paper bags. Newport Oregon voters opposed the ordinance. Currently following next steps.

Updated: May 23, 2013

Portland

Status: Approved

Status Date: 07/16/2010

Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 thick and Specific ID requirements.

Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.

Reusable Definition: Reusable bag means a bag that with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of durable material specifically designed for multiple reuse.

Stores Affected: “Retail Establishment” means any sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, family limited partnership, joint venture, association, cooperative, trust, estate, corporation, personal holding company, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or other form of organization located within the City that sells or offers for sale goods to a customer. “Grocery Store” means …view more

Fees: None

Compliance Date: 10/15/2011

Ordinance: 185737 and 184759

Notes: New amendment on 11/18/2012 changed and added more retails. Effective October 15, 2011, large grocery and retailers with pharmacies, no single use plastic bags. No restrictions on paper.

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Updated: September 11, 2013