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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shopping bags thing/Особенность выдачи пакетов в магазинах

Every time you buy something in a store you get a bag. By the way, in certain grocery stores they charge you 5 yen a bag (about 8 cents), to help people remember to bring the reusable grocery bags. Clothes stores still give bags out for free. Anyway, we noticed that every time you get buy something and get a bag, they seal the middle of the bag with tape like you can see in the pictures. Most of the times the tape will have the store's logo on it.

Also, one time I bought a shelf (packed in a box larger than a regular plastic bag) and did not want a bag. They still took their branded piece of tape and stuck it on the box.

Каждый раз когда я что-то покупаю в магазине, пакет или сумку дают просто так. Кстати, в некоторых продуктовых магазинах берут по пять иен за пакет, это примерно два рубля, (с собой таскаем сумки-авоськи). Тем не менее, магазины одежды пока выдают сумки за просто так. Так вот, каждый раз когда что-то покупаешь в магазине (не продуктовом), когда выдают сумку с покупками, обязательно середину заклеивают скотчем, как на фотографиях. Зачастую скотч будет с логотипом магазина.

А еще как-то раз я купил полку в коробке (размер коробки был больше обычного пакета), и отказался от пакета. Тогда мне наклеили кусочек скотча с маркой магазина прямо на коробку.

2 comments:

  1. In Taiwan they do the same thing now. They also tape the bag shuts. It is interesting the way different cultures are responding to environmental needs. Here in Taiwan you even have to pay for your garbage bags. Still, Japan is an awesome country to shop with.

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