Oregon Plastic Bag Fee Initiative for Oregon Beaches Cleanup
This initiative would change the way bags are consumed in Oregon. You can pay five cents or avoid this coast by bringing your own bag! All proceeds from the Oregon bag free would be placed in a State Fund for beach clean ups. This fund would allow nonprofits to apply for funding, that will allow paid employment for beach cleanups in the State of Oregon, one bag fee at a time.
Why Ocean Blue Is Not Banning The Bag?
Banning the bag takes countless hours with very few wins due to many communities disagreeing with plastic bags from a grocery store are single use.
Many plastic bag lovers truly do not like the bag however do use the bag for many things after obtaining from the grocery store. I have even seen a person tie a knot in the bag that had a hole in it!
Ocean Blue agrees that banning a bag can cost cities thousands of dollars to organize to proceed in a newly banned bag law.
Our main goal is always to clean up the beach, however we have notice a large number in people whom cannot afford to fuel up the car to join our beach cleanups and this holding back stewards of Oregon.
After severly years working with volunteers cleaning up beaches, and no one getting paid or reimbursed for their efforts we decided to partner with corporations in hope for sponsorship.
We have found that most for profit companies were more interested in branding them self their own logos to show others they are giving back. The main setback is Ocean Blue does not get paid, however has as much overhead as any business running a company.
We applied for a State Grant however powered by the Oregon Lottery still lack of funding was the outcome of not landing the grant. Wild it’s this hard to come up with income from communities and governments to simply save the ocean or plant a native tree.
It’s time to step up how we purchased so many products and start turning our purchases into making a direct impact towards the plastic pollution destroying our Ocean and environment!
This initiative will create thousands of jobs and remove tons of plastic from Oregon Beaches and Ultimately the Plastic in the World’s Ocean. “Plastic Floats” and Ocean Blue cleans up beaches.
Our goal would be to hire families with children and disabled Oregonians to help with plastic recycling and beach cleanups.