The Rotary Club of Lincoln City is presenting a panel discussion about proposed restrictions on plastic bags in Lincoln City. The discussion will serve as the club’s regular meeting, beginning at noon Wednesday, April 17 at Salishan.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The panelists include representatives from Surfrider Foundation, North Lincoln Sanitary Service, as well as Lincoln City City Councilor Riley Hoagland.
Lincoln City club President Dave Price says “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. This forum is a part of that effort.”
Price says 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 ‘businesses can’t afford it.’ But a growing number of local business owners believe our community could benefit greatly from such changes and that idea will be briefly discussed as an introduction to the panel conversation.”