Portland's City Council recently strengthened the current ban on plastic bags within city limits, which has been running for one year. The new legislation will extend the ban to stores of all types and sizes, and will be phased in over two stages. Read more about studies of the impact of the original ban, which stores will need to comply, exemptions and the schedule for implementation.
Above: Piles of plastic! Photo via flickr by Taber Andrew Bain.