Oregon News

eBay Foundation Awards Lloyd EcoDistrict $20,000 Grant

6 Sep 2018

Press Release from the Lloyd Ecodistrict on 9/5/2018

Lloyd EcoDistrict announced today that it is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the eBay Foundation. The funds will be used to help launch Lloyd Delivers, the Lloyd EcoDistrict-led initiative that promotes upstream and downstream solutions to food waste and hunger starting in the Lloyd neighborhood and at eBay Portland’s Downtown office.

QFC and Fred Meyer will stop using plastic bags

27 Aug 2018

Kroger announced last week they will remove single-use plastic bags from its stores, beginning with its Bellevue, Wash.-based QFC locations next year.

The Cincinnati-based company will make the transition to reusable bags at all of its 2,800 store by 2025, it said Thursday morning.

There are 63 QFC stores in Western Washington and Portland, as well as 132 Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The Portland area alone hosts 17 Fred Meyer stores.