2023-24 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 543

OCN Priority Bill
Polystyrene Foam Ban

OLCV and our partners have been pushing for a polystyrene foam ban for years, and in 2023 we made this a Priority and got it over the finish line. In addition to prohibiting single-use foam food packaging this bill also bans the use of cancer-causing PFAS or "forever" chemicals from single-use food containers. This bill was part of our Zero Waste Priority Bill Package.

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Passed
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused

About OLCV

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization with a simple mission: to pass laws that protect Oregon's environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

For more information about OLCV, visit our website at olcv.org.

About the Scorecard

For more than 40 years, OLCV has protected Oregon's natural legacy. An essential part of our work is holding our elected officials accountable. The OLCV Environmental Scorecard is not only one of our most important accountability tools, but also a tradition. The first scorecard was published in 1973.

By sharing how each member of the Legislature voted on the most critical conservation bills, we help Oregonians understand whether legislators listened to their constituents, or if they listened to special interest groups instead. It also serves as a summary of environmental bills and includes special recognition of the legislative champions.