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Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

17.103.200 Purpose for Prohibition on Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bags.

City Code Section
  1. The purpose for the prohibition on single-use plastic checkout bags is to regulate the distribution of plastic bags at retail and food establishments. The distribution of plastic bags has significant, on-going harmful impacts upon the environment, including;
  2. A.  Plastic bags are a major source of litter.
  3. B.  When littered, the material is detrimental to wildlife that ingests it.
  4. C.  The materials used in plastic bags are persistent in the environment.