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Old 03-29-2020, 02:59 AM   #8634 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
You just described Oregon's disposable plastic bag ban. Stores must use paper bags (the timber industry likes this) and charge 5 cents each.
I might be coming around on this. My first reaction is always anger, then denial, then... what are the emotional progression steps?

Anyhow, I was often using reusable bags before the ban, but always use them now that you get a credit for them, or a penalty for a disposable bag. I respond to financial incentives/penalties.

I still think the whole thing is a solution in search of a problem, especially in Oregon.
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