New Tactic to Prevent Plastic Bags by a Canadian Store Owner
June 12 , 2019
East West market in Vancouver, Canada has found new tactics to prevent even a single use of plastic bags. If any customer comes without bags to shop at the East West market, will be given bags which read “Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium” or “Wart Ointment Wholesale”. However, David Lee Kwen, the shop owner, clarified that the motive behind this was not to embarrass people but to make them think about climate crisis in a humorous way. At first he thought of charging one cent on single use of plastic bags. But turns out that five cent per use could also not encourage people from switching to alternatives. Hence he came up with this unique strategy.