Plastic bag shaming
This month a market in Vancouver started selling plastic bags branded with "The Colon Care Co-op" and "Adult Video Shop"; the embarrassment is a reminder to their customers to bring their own bags. It was great marketing, but banning plastic bags may not be the great environmental panacea, according to NPR's Planet Money.
People in the cities with single-use-plastic-bag bans used fewer plastic bags, which led to about 18 million fewer kilos of plastic rubbish per year. But people who used to reuse their shopping bags for picking up dog poo or lining rubbish bins still needed