Fred Meyer stores aren’t waiting for Portland, Ore., to ban plastic bags.
The retailer will no longer offer customers plastic bags after Aug. 1 at its 10 stores in the Rose City. Paper bags will still be available, though.
Freddy's could eliminate plastic bags at all of its stores, depending on customer feedback, a company spokeswoman said.
Earlier this month, Portland Mayor Sam Adams called for a ban on plastic bags in the city by 2012 to encourage shoppers to reuse bags.