Seaside considers plastic bag ban

SEASIDE, Ore. — Seaside Brewing Co. owner Jimmy Griffin has already made the switch. He’s now one of the restaurants on the north Oregon coast to voluntarily use paper straws and biodegradable to-go containers.

Griffin was among more than two dozen supporters of a single-use plastic bag ban in Seaside, Ore. At Monday’s City Council meeting, he was joined by advocates from Seaside and around Clatsop County, who described a threat to ocean wildlife and habitat.

Marc Ward, the co-founder of Sea Turtles Forever, a nonprofit which conducts monitoring of endangered sea turtles and researches the effects of marine debris in the more at

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