Statewide Legislation

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Reusable Definition

Reusable bags are acceptable back in the market starting June 10, 2020.
Reusable plastic checkout bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of durable plastic that is at least four mils thick.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Retail establishment means a store that sells or offers for sale goods at retail and that is not a restaurant. Restaurant means an establishment where the primary business is the preparation of food or drink: (a) For consumption by the public; (b) In a form or quantity that is consumable then and there whether or not it is consumed within the confines of the place where prepared; or (c) In consumable form for consumption outside the place where prepared.

$0.05 for any bag handed out at a retailer (no charge at restaurants
Comply Date
Law Text Details

Oregon has not taken statewide action to suspend the plastic bag ban, also known as HB2509, but due to supply chain concerns, grocery stores might run out of paper bags and have to use plastic bags. Municipalities and local governments are the administers of the law and can make decisions about enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are encouraging local governments to not penalize grocers for using plastic bags. We also encourage the public to keep using reusable bags if they have them.

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