Efforts to encourage folks to bring their own bags to a store have backfired.
"A Canadian store’s attempt to help the environment and gently shame its customers into avoiding plastic bags by printing embarrassing messages on them has not gone quite as planned.
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."
At least the efforts are drawing attention to plastic and the need to reduce our use of it. The store is thinking about printing the slogans on canvas bags instead.