News Release | Environment Oregon

Over 55 Local Businesses Endorse Corvallis Bag Ban

At a press conference this morning hosted by Environment Oregon and the Mary’s Peak Sierra Club chapter, local businesses and environmentalists urged the Corvallis City Council to move quickly in reducing plastic pollution by banning single-use, checkout plastic bags. The announcement comes prior to the City Council’s public comment meeting at 5:30 PM tonight at the Corvallis Public Library.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Over 80 Local Businesses and Mayor Piercy Endorse Eugene Bag Ban

Local businesses announced their support of a plastic bag ban this morning, including over 60 local independent businesses and 15 major grocery stores. Joined by Mayor Kitty Piercy and supporters, Environment Oregon announced broad businesses support for the proposed ban at a press conference at Hummingbird Wholesale in downtown Eugene.


Eugene City Council Takes On Plastic Bag Ban

Eugene's city council could vote soon to ban the use of plastic bags. More than 60 local businesses support this ban on plastic. "Oregonians use on average about 500 plastic bags a year," said Environment Oregon Director Sarah Higginbotham. Activists say because Eugene is the second largest city in Oregon, banning the use of plastic carry-out bags could make a significant difference to the environment.


Plastic Bag Bans Spreading Across the US

Across the country, cities and counties are instituting fees on plastic bags, or even banning them outright, in an effort to prevent pollution and raise revenue for cash-strapped local governments.


Eugene City Council Considers Plastic Bag Ban

Eugene City Council hears calls for a ban on single-use plastic checkout bags.


Is a Ban in the Bag?

The Register Guard analyzes the pros and cons of a plastic bag ban in Eugene

News Release | Environment Oregon

Diverse Coalition Calls on City Council for Action on Eugene Bag Ban

Speaking to a room with citizens interested in helping move the effort forward, including Lane County Commissioner Rob Handy, speakers from Environment Oregon, Sierra Club, Bring Recycling, and the Oregon League of Conservation Voters called on the Eugene City Countil to move ahead with a ban on single-use plastic checkout bags.


OSPIRG Brings 'Ban the Bag' Event to Campus

Environment Oregon teams up with the Eugene's chapter of the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group to ban the bag in Eugene.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Newport Moves Ahead with Bag Ban Ordinance

The Newport City Council decided Monday night to draft a city ordinance banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags, after hearing overwhelming support from citizens demanding that Newport take action against plastic ocean pollution.

Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Oregon Takes Action: Efforts Across the Globe to Fight Ocean Pollution

To reduce ocean pollution and protect the environment, more than 80 national and local governments across the planet have taken official action to ban throw-away plastic bags or to establish fees or taxes on such bags. State, county, and city governments in Oregon should follow their lead and ban the use of plastic grocery bags.