Three plastic bags being used by East West Market in Vancouver, B.C., to embarrass customers into choosing reusable bags. (Facebook)

B.C. grocery store uses embarrassing plastic bags to get shoppers to go reusable

East West Market in Vancouver redesigned their bags in a cheeky bid to move customers to cloth

If shaming customers into ditching single-use plastic bags is what it takes, a Vancouver grocery store is willing to do it.

East West Market on Main Street has switched up their plastic bags to include embarrassing logos in large font in hopes that people turn to reusable bags.

The logos include “Colon Care Co-op” and “Wart Ointment Wholesale.” Each bag costs five cents.

READ MORE: Tofino, Ucluelet officially ban plastic bags and straws

READ MORE: B.C. cities vote to keep plastics out of oceans, nix single-use items

Several cities in B.C. have banned plastic bags in recent years, including Victoria, Salmon Arm and Tofino.

READ MORE: Plastic Bag Association takes the City of Victoria to court once again

Other cities considering banning single-use plastics include New Westminster, Nelson and Rossland.


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