drive against plastic carry bags gathers momentum - the hindu

by:Nanqixing     2020-03-31
While the use of plastic handbags is still rampant in busy business centers, supermarkets in Kozhikode city are slowly turning to the use of cloth handbags instead of plastic and non-plastic handbags
Woven bag.
Thanks to the Kerala supermarket Welfare Association (SWAK)
This has generated a positive interest in the movement against plastic handbags.
When the association decided in January 26 not to provide handbags for free, it took the first step towards plastic handbags.
\"This is well received by most customers.
After that, few people bought handbags.
They will come to the supermarket with their schoolbags or just put the purchased items in the car, \"K said.
Sajith, SWAK district secretary, claimed that Kozhikode Corporation reduced one ton of plastic waste per month after January.
The second phase will be implemented on World Environment Day, June 5, when the Association will launch
Began to work hard to replace plastic handbags in supermarkets with cloth bags.
The initial obstacle to this process is right
Availability of cloth bags.
However, obstacles have been resolved with the voluntary provision of luggage by Niravu Vengeri.
\"After the news of this change in the media, many individuals and groups have offered us cloth bags.
We prefer groups like Kudumbasree to big businesses.
With the supply of more bags, we will be able to ensure that bags are used in all supermarkets in the city in about a month, \"Mr. Sajith said.
However, plastic bags are still being used by retail chains and small vendors.
\"We are trying to negotiate with a professional retailer to join the campaign,\" he said. Sajith said.
At the same time, there are plans to expand the campaign to the whole region.
\"The Kannur district has completely turned to the cloth bag.
We can do it too . \"M.
Haneefa, general secretary of the district SWAK.
Cloth bags with the \"green kozhikode\" logo are sold for £ 15 per piece and can be sold to supermarkets if returned neatly.
SWAK also arranged to take back the clean grocery plastic packaging from the customer\'s hands and then send the plastic packaging to be recycled.
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