500 billion plastic bags - this is what the inhabitants of this Earth consume in one year. The world is sick of its overconsumption of plastic, according to a UN study. "There are today more microplastics in the seas of the globe than stars in the whole Galaxy"Declared António Guterres in June 2018. The UN Secretary-General then implored the world to ban single-use plastic products.
the Canada, less than 10% of plastic waste are currently recycled. To fight this scourge, the grocery store East West Market Vancouver uses a special technique. In fact, she is already preparing her clients for life without plastic bags by doing shame to those who arrive without a reusable bag. "It is difficult to always remember to use a reusable bag. We have redesigned our plastic bags to help you never forget", Reads the description of the video that you can view below.
And we understand why it is better not to forget it! If the grocer David Lee Kwee wants above all "stimulate discussion", The plastic bags made available are all flocked with a phrase aimed at putting his owner in theembarrassment. See instead:
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The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke a few days ago at Quebec concerning the prohibition of single-use plastics which are harmful to the environment. He also posted a tweet where he shares the measures put in place from 2021 :
Canadians are tired of seeing plastic waste pollute their beaches, parks, streets and coastlines. Discover the steps we take to ban single-use plastics: //t.co/A2El2Y8z0P #CombatPollutionPlastic pic.twitter.com/Z4gh5Etu8y
- Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 10, 2019
While some Canadian cities are already outlawing plastic bags, some provinces have announced plans to introduce ban plastic waste in all kinds. By 2021, scientific assessments will be conducted to constitute a list of banned products while empowering plastic producers, especially "bottle manufacturers". If you liked this initiative, find more information about the grocery store East West Market on his Facebook account. While some countries are mobilizing for the good cause, others have more political reasons. In a totally different style, China has put in place aring of shame"On the phones of the indebted citizens.
So, we redesigned our bags.
To prevent people from taking them.
To help customers remember to use a reusable bag.
And think twice about disposable plastic.
Imagined by: East West Market