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Store Tries To Shame Customers Over Plastic Bags

Vancouver’s East West Market recently introduced novelty plastic bags imprinted with supposedly embarrassing messages to try to get customers to bring reusable alternatives. But "far from spurring customers to bring their own reusables, the plastic bags — variously emblazoned with ‘Dr. Toews’ Wart Ointment Wholesale,’ ‘Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium’ or ‘The Colon Care Co-op’ — have become somewhat of a surprise hit,” according to The New York Times. The bags have become collector’s items.

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