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Portland Poised for Shopping Bag Fee, Foam Ban

The city's five-cent fee on single-use paper and plastic shopping bags, and a ban on foam cups and containers, go into effect April 15.

The amendments to the City Code require fees at grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, and farmers markets for paper or plastic bags used to carry out purchases. The fees will not be assessed on smaller bags, such as those distributed in produce sections.

Retailers will keep the money, which isn't expected to cover their costs for reusable bags and new packaging.

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