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Want A Plastic Bag? Canadian Grocery Will Try To Shame You

NPR
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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East West Market customers in Vancouver who forget to bring their own bags will have to carry home plastic bags with an embarrassing phrase printed on the outside. Like: "Wart Ointment Wholesale."

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Charging a few cents for a single-use plastic bag is not deterring enough people, so one grocery store in Canada is exploring a new motivator to change behavior - shame. Customers of the East West Market in Vancouver who forget their bags will have to carry home a plastic bag with an embarrassing phrase printed on the outside. Need a plastic bag? - fine. But you will carry home your vegetables in something that might read, wart ointment wholesale, or, into the weird adult video emporium. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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