This week, Fred Meyer kicks off a campaign to get one million customers to switch to reusable bags. The grocery giant will give away three free reusable bags to customers each time they spend $75 or more at the store.
Of course, the company has been the source of thousands of those plastic bags that end up in landfills every year. Fred Meyer will continue to offer recycling of plastic bags but hopes to shift consumers toward the reusable bags, which hold the same amount as three of the plastic bags.
Customers have bought 200,000 bags since the company first started selling them in March.
Some cities, including San Francisco, have actually moved to BAN plastic bags altogether but that hasn't yet been proposed in Portland.