Lake Oswego city council votes to ban single-use plastic bags

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – The Lake Oswego City Council voted Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags in the city.

After listening to public comment on single-use plastic bags, the council voted six to one to pass a single-use plastic bag ban after amending the original ordinance.

The ban applies to all Lake Oswego retailers, including restaurants, the farmers market and city-sponsored events.

Large retailers greater than 10,000 square feet, that currently use plastic bags, have six months to comply with the ordinance. Otherwise, they’ll receive a warning, a $100 fine for their second offense and a $250 fine for any offense that follows.

Plastic bags will still be available for items like meat and produce.

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