Shop gives embarrassing plastic bags to 'shame' customers who use them
SEE ALSO :Sale of plastic bags thrives despite banA message underneath each of the logos adds: "Avoid the shame. Bring a reusable bag." Speaking to Fox 13 News, a spokesperson for the supermarket explained how they hoped this small act would make a big difference. They said: "We hope that by creating discussions, we can minimize the usage of plastics in general. "This is a small step, but we hope it eventually can have a great impact. And we all do it with fun." The bags have proved so popular with customers that the store is now launching a range of canvas tote bags featuring the cheeky designs.
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SEE ALSO :Sh275,000 found on Kimilili 'mad man'However, some argue that the plan has backfired as the "weird" bags are being considered a novelty and people are desperate to get their hands on them. Others were unimpressed by the idea of the business "shaming" them - and making colon care seem "embarrassing". One person commented: "Shaming people by displaying the name of a made up colon clinic? Very uncool. People with actual colon disease already have a stigma to overcome." Another person replied: "I own a retail hardware store. Instead of 'shaming' my customers, I just switched to paper. No big deal." Someone else said: "This just makes me want to use your bags more, sorry not sorry, this is awesome." A fourth posted: "Any store near me dopey enough to try this - it'd work - I just wouldn't go there anymore. I'd go someplace that makes me feel welcomed and NOT JUDGED." But a different user argued in favour of the store's actions, writing: "If you're doing things that are bad for the environment out of sheer laziness, why shouldn't you be judged?"
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