Rotary to debate plastic bag ban


The Rotary Club of Lincoln City will present a panel discussion about the city’s ongoing discussions about possible restrictions on plastic bags. The discussion will serve as the club’s regular meeting, beginning at noon on Wednesday, April 17 at Salishan Resort.

The public is invited to attend. Cost of lunch is $13, and reservations must be made by 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, via email to [email protected]

At press time, the panelists include representatives from Surfrider Foundation and North Lincoln Sanitary Service, as well as Lincoln City City Councilor Riley Hoagland.

“Rotary International’s president, Barry Rassin, has challenged Rotary clubs around the world to explore ways they can be involved in issues of sustainability and the environment,” said Dave Price, the Lincoln City club’s president. “This forum is a part of that effort.”

Price said he plans to open the discussion with a 10-minute presentation about a possible business case for community-wide restrictions on plastics.

“Often, the knee-jerk response to proposed restrictions on such things as bags and straws is a simplistic ‘businesses can’t afford it.’ In some cases, however, a growing number of local entrepreneurs believe our business community could benefit markedly from such changes, and that idea will be briefly discussed as an introduction to the panel conversation,” Price said.

To learn more about the club, visit lincolncityrotary.org, find the club on Facebook or call Price at 541-994-4166.


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