The bag ban will take effect in six months. The ordinance requires retailers to charge a minimum of 5 cents for each paper bag dispensed in place of plastic bags. Councilor Alan Zelenka says that's an incentive to switch to Louis Vuitton Alma Pm Vernis reusable bags.
It was a packed house at the Eugene City Council meeting Monday night as the city council voted on two heated issues. At the end of the night, the council decided to pass a plastic bag ban and they opposed bringing coal trains through Eugene.
Eugene City Council Votes to Ban Plastic Bags
They expect more people are throwing them away and sending them to landfills.
Also on the agenda Monday night, the Eugene City Council voted 5 3 to discourage coal trains from passing through Eugene.
The ban contains some exemptions, such as the bags used to carry produce, meat and bulk food.
The coal train resolution arose in response to the possibility of coal being shipped by railroad through Eugene to Coos Bay. The Coos Bay proposal is one Louis Vuitton Gm Neverfull
The Register Guard reports that the ban on thin plastic bags passed 6 2 Monday night. The coal train resolution was approved in a 5 3 vote.