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How Much Will Plastic Bags Cost?

Beginning in April 2015, Portland residents and visitors will have to pay an extra 5 cents for plastic shopping bags within the city limits. Styrofoam containers will also be banned. Credit: Robert Cook

The Portland City Council approved a 5-cent fee for plastic shopping bags that will take effect in April 2015, according to WMTW.

The Portland television news station reported that councilors voted, 6-3, to approve the new ordinance. WMTW also reported that councilors voted, 6-3, to ban all Styrofoam containers in the city which will also go into effect in April 2015.

How do you feel about the new plastic bag tax and the Styrofoam container ban approved by the Portland City Council? Share your comments here on our web site and on our Facebook and Twitter pages with the hashtag #Portlandbagtax.

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