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.
Several cities in B.C. have banned plastic bags in recent years, including Victoria, Salmon Arm and Tofino.
Other cities considering banning single-use plastics include New Westminster, Nelson and Rossland.