Police were called in to control crowds at The Landmark in Central yesterday as more than 2,000 people mobbed the mall, hoping to buy a designer 'green' shopping bag. In the end no one was able to buy one of the HK$120 bags. The five outlets selling them around the city closed because of the crowds. And ironically, the rush for the Anya Hindmarch-designed 'I'm not a plastic bag' shopping bag, billed as 'environmentally friendly', left the area around The Landmark looking like a rubbish dump after the crowd discarded plastic water bottles and other refuse. People who had queued on Thursday to get tickets were supposed to have been able to buy their bags yesterday, but the shops were also mobbed by people without tickets. The chaos left ticket-holders disappointed and angry. Wong Siu-mei, who received a ticket from ThreeSixty in The Landmark on Thursday morning, said her schedule had been ruined. She was supposed to have caught a flight to San Francisco yesterday afternoon. 'I will not leave until I get a response from them,' she said. 'I don't know what I will do, but I will definitely have to get the bags.' Those without tickets were equally upset. 'We were not told there were tickets given out, and that's definitely unfair,' said Vivian Cheung, who queued from 7am. The chaotic scenes continued the hype surrounding the international launch of the limited-edition bags, which sold out in London and New York. Eight people needed hospital treatment after a scramble for the bags yesterday in Taiwan, where 785 bags were sold in 15 minutes. The distributors have not said how many bags are for sale in Hong Kong. Some of the people left empty-handed in Hong Kong had queued for 20 hours in steamy summer heat, from as early as 3pm on Thursday. A spokeswoman for Anya Hindmarch distributor GoLife said the company had brought in a public relations agency yesterday afternoon to handle the bag sale. 'This is more than crisis management now, and we will let them handle this for us.' ThreeSixty and Harvey Nichols, the other store selling the bags in The Landmark, closed for the day. Neither the stores, nor landlord Hongkong Land, had responded to media questions by last night, and there was no word on when the bags would go on sale again.