A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
So what’s the story behind all those shipping containers sitting in a cordoned-off section of the Albany Fred Meyer parking lot?
Only about six weeks are left before single-use plastic checkout bags are banned in Oregon. Better stock up while you can. Because soon you’re going to have to buy substitutes for all the uses for which you now get plastic bags free.
No idea for how much longer you’ll be able to get plastic bags like this at the Albany Fred Meyer, but its parent company says it will stop giving them out in no more than seven years.