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Resolution to reduce single-use plastics

illustration of single-use plastic items

In June 2018, Portland City Council directed the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to develop a strategy to reduce single-use plastics and invite feedback from community members, hospitals and care facilities, and businesses that stock and supply straws.

BPS met with interested and affected stakeholders during July and August 2018. 

Today, December 5, 2018, Portland City Council approved the ordinance in a unanimous vote. Read the news release.

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Questions and answers about Portland’s new ordinance on single-use plastics

New ordinance for Portland food service businesses and institutions goes into effect on July 19, 2019.

Community conversations about reducing single-use plastics leads to unanimous vote on new ordinance

Portland City Council passes ordinance to cut back on single-use plastic serviceware while Portlanders who rely on items for healthcare situations can still obtain what they need.

Plastic Reduction Report Presented to Portland City Council

On Wednesday, November 14, BPS and Mayor’s staff presented findings from the public engagement and research of other city policies. The report is a summary of the findings and recommended next steps.

Helping Portlanders reduce single-use plastics

Community survey available in multiple languages; response deadline extended to October 1.

FAQ: Resolution to reduce single-use plastics

Find out more or ask a question about plastics reduction policy development.

Policy Development: Resolution to reduce single-use plastics, including plastic straws

BPS will listen to feedback from public and businesses before vote on ordinance in Fall 2018.