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