East West Market, a grocery market in Vancouver found out charging a 5 cent fee on single-use bags didn’t do enough to persuade customers to bring reusable bags. They’re now taking a different approach – giving customers plastic bags with embarrassing designs to make them think twice about single-use plastic bags.
Plastic bags are pervy
Peep their new plastic bag designs below. They kinda look dope, tho…
Canada to ban single-use plastics
On Monday, PM Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban all single-use plastics by 2021. Currently, Drake’s home country throws away 8 billion Canadian dollar worth of plastics every year including more than 34M plastic bags every day.
Trudeau believes by banning single-use plastics and promoting recycling, Canada could create 42,000 jobs in addition to reducing pollution.
Sounds like East West Market won’t have to come up with clever ways to shame people into using reusable bags for long.