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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The coming ban on plastic bags

Written March 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In the interest of reducing plastic pollution on land and sea, the Oregon legislature this year most likely will enact a statewide ban on single-use plastic checkout bags. But just how much pollution this will prevent is unknown.


Kids want plastic bags banned

Written February 28th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Nothing had been heard lately about banning plastic bags in Albany — until a group of Memorial Middle School students showed up at the city council’s meeting Wednesday night.


About litter and plastic bags

Written September 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Finding this bit of litter in a pile of leaves in our yard today prompted me to consider, once again, plastic bags and whether they should be banned. My answer: No, they shouldn’t because they are useful, but we all should be more careful when we put them in the trash.


 
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