In an effort to get their customers to reduce waste, a Canadian grocery store came up with what they thought was a great idea. They’ll give out plastic bags emblazoned with logos that shame shoppers for not using reusable ones.
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Vancouver’s East West Market says the redesign was to get people thinking, with owner David Lee Kwen noting, “We want to help customers remember their reusable bags in a way that will really stick with them.”
Versions include a giant fake logo for a colon care shop, an adult video emporium, and a wart ointment store.
But just like the best-laid plans, there’s been an unintended consequence. The bags have gone viral, with many taking to social media to say they want one.
Do you carry a reusable shopping bag? How do you remember to bring it to the store?