Canadian market's attempt to shame customers into using reusable bags backfires

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Canadian market's attempt to shame customers into using reusable bags backfires

Post by Brian Lutz » July 11th, 2019, 8:55 am

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/20 ... -backfired

East West Market in Vancouver BC attempted to shame customers into not using single-use plastic bags by printing their bags with names such as "Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium" and "The Colon Care Co-Op". Naturally this backfired, and the single-use bags instantly became collectors items.

A wise game developer I once knew said "Never put anythiing ugly or stupid into your video games. Everyone will want one." I guess the same goes for grocery bags...

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Re: Canadian market's attempt to shame customers into using reusable bags backfires

Post by storewanderer » July 11th, 2019, 10:55 pm

It is nice when people have a sense of humor. I was thinking of visiting that store when I was up there to get some bags, but didn't.

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