Legislators in Oregon will have a hearing on Tuesday to decide the fate of the plastic bag! I am in favor of banning the bag and being charged 5 cents for using a recycled bag. I have been using my own store bought bags for 2 years and have significantly reduced the amount of times I’ve had to use a plastic or paper bag. Occasionally, I do forget to bring in my bags when I go shopping and kick myself for forgetting them! With this 5 cent fee, I think I will force myself to bring in the bags! 5 cents add up!
Many of the naysayers believe banning the bags will result in the loss of jobs. What are your thoughts?