The Oregon DEQ sounds pretty stern when it comes to enforcing the new law on checkout bags. But while the City of Albany expects a question or two about this, enforcement sounds pretty much like an issue unlikely to come up.
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.
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.