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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Resolution to reduce single-use plastics

In June 2018, Portland City Council directed the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to develop a waste reduction strategy that addresses 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. In December 2018, Portland City Council approved the ordinance in a unanimous vote.  The ordinance will go into effect later in 2019.

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Single-Use Plastics Ordinance

Effective July 1, 2019

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.

Policy Development: Resolution to reduce single-use plastics

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