The millions of plastic bags used every year are having a significant impact on the environment - contributing to pollution, threatening wildlife and taking decades to break down in landfills. To discourage their use, design agency Mother London (opens in new tab) has developed a series of 'uncarriable' bags, featuring an assortment of objects - including various weapons, drug paraphernalia and sex toys - printed, X-ray style, on the bottom of the bright yellow designs.
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This isn't the first time Mother has targeted the plastic bag as the object of its focus. Back in 2005, design agency Mother London created a range of carrier bags, which featured a series of embarrasing illustrations with headlines including 'Sperm clinic drop-in centre', 'Tourettes Syndrome' and 'Phil Collins Official Fan Club'.
This new series is a creative, tongue-in-cheek approach to discourage people from using plastic bags. However, there's a possibility they may not have the desired effect, and people may well want to get their hands on the tongue-in-cheek designs when they hit the streets!
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