City council moves on plan for reducing plastic straw use in Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The city council voted Wednesday to consider a possible ban on plastic straws in Portland.

Commissioners adopted a resolution that instructs the city’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to come up with a plan to reduce single-use non-recyclable plastics.

It could mean a fill ban on plastic straws in the city, similar to what was recently adopted in Seattle.

Bureau officials will present their plan in October, when the council will vote on whether to add it to the city code.

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