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‘Ban the bag’ politics in Oregon

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 "A draft Oregon State bill, LC688, will be introduced during this year’s legislative session. The bill seeks to ban the use of single-use checkout bags except in certain cases and would be the first state legislation to require a statewide ban on both paper and plastic single-use bags." (Tiny Green Bubble, 24 Janauary 2011)

And this is the green side of the reusable plastic bag story. Notice their emphasis on control and penalties... over a plastic bag!!

In my research I found several manufacturers of alternative bags, all able to rot away within days, and at no real extra cost. It is so obvious that a political, and not an environmental, agenda is in place. Notice the fudging of the politics with an alleged litter problem by the Senator who helped draft the bill.

AThat's enough on plastic bags... read my Canada Free Press column!

© 26 Janaury 2011

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