Did you see the Bag Monster at today's Saturday Farmers' Market? Debra Higbee-Sudyka of the Marys Peak Group donned the costume while students in the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) at OSU gathered signatures to support our ordinance.
The result? Overwhelming support from the community for a ban on single-use plastic bags and a 5-cent fee on paper bags to encourage the use of sustainable, reusable bags.
We collected "dozens of pages" of signatures, reported Khang Nguyen, SSI Waste Reduction Coordinator. Too many to count!
We've received "so much support, it's just amazing!" added Higbee-Sudyka.
Thank you, everyone who signed our petition today -- including Carole and Naomi Petersen, who are pictured here (left to right) with the Bag Monster. On Monday, Nov. 7, we will go before the Corvallis City Council with your signatures and a draft of the ordinance.
The Bag Monster -- and your chance to show support by signing our petition -- will return to the Corvallis Farmers' Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays during October.