Petition aims to ban plastic bags state-wide
SALEM, Ore. —
A petition that has already garnered thousands of signatures aims to ban plastic bags across Oregon.
Plastic bags have already been banned in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis and Ashland, due to their negative impacts on the environment.
A Change.org petition that will be sent to Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) already has more than 2,700 signatures -- more than halfway to the goal of 5,000 signatures.
The campaign was started by a Eugene couple, Lana and Ryan Cole.