Forest Grove Ordinance Limits Use of Plastic Bags for Retail Sales

A new City of Forest Grove ordinance prohibiting the use of thin plastic bags for retail sales within the city limits went into effect on July 15. 

The ordinance bans single-use plastic bags less than four (4) millimeters thick for retail sales conducted within the city limits. This letter from the city explains the ordinance, who is affected and enforcement policies for non-compliance. Enforcement will begin in January 2017.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016