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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Policy Development

Read how the single-use plastics reduction policy was developed.


Report to Portland City Council

In November 2018, 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.

Resolution to reduce single-use plastics

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.