A Safeway truck pulled up next to a retirement home a few minutes ago packed with racks and racks of groceries... in paper bags.
The friendly delivery man, who wasn't speaking on behalf of Safeway, said that all the groceries used to come in plastic bags until today, when the Seattle bag ban took affect. "I don't know how people are going to like it—it's not going to work when it rains," he said. Paper bags disintegrate when they're wet—one bag had already fallen apart on him because some milk made the bag soggy—so he thinks the bags left outside will fall apart. "People are going to be pissed," he said.
The solution? "We have to steal Amazon's style," he said, referring to the AmazonFresh bins that don't fall apart in the rain and can be used over and over again. Sounds like a plan.