Fred Meyer "Paper Only"

Fred Meyer no longer offer plastic bags? 

I hadn’t been to Fred Meyer in about a year and recently had a reason to visit the store, however to my surprise, I requested a plastic bag, and as I watched her reach for a paper bag, I was taken back by her response, “sorry we don’t have plastic bags anymore.” Did I hear her correctly “no more” you mean I have to carry 3 bags of groceries without handles (this is what I liked most about plastic bags they were easy to carry). I understand the reasons to drop plastic, however I’m just learning about this change.  I have included the article from and hope those who have not been to Fred Meyer within the past year will be informed and prepared for “paper only.”