PORTLAND, Ore -- The entire state of Oregon is just a few days away from the plastic bag ban. The ban was already implemented in other nearby cities, but will be going statewide on January 1. Starting on Wednesday, they'll have to start considering reusable options or pay a small fee for paper. Those who use food benefits will not be charged for the paper bags. Multiple shoppers said they are ready for the change. "I think it's a good idea.