Portland, Ore., may be the next U.S. city to ban plastic bags. The Portland Business Journal has a story on the Web today quoting a staffer for city commissioner Sam Adams, saying that he might introduce plastic bag ban legislation this summer.
"He's concerned about the problem that all litter, but especially plastic bags, cause in our society," said Shoshanah Oppenheim, a policy analyst for Adams. "They're a nonrenewable resource. They exist forever and they're a common source of litter."Adams has poll on his blog where readers can give him feedback on the proposal. So far, the comments are strongly in favor of a ban.