Indian State bans Plastic bags

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Just saw that as well. Badly needed in Goa.

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bloody hell, they don't mess about do they - 30 days for comment and then that's it!

i love it. i work part time in a supermarket and i am apalled at the way people expect plastic bags (which are free here) for every damn little thing. i can't wait until we start charging for them and i can tell customers just how much that is going to cost extra...
see those things on the ends of your arms, you can use them for carrying!
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Thumbs up

I think this has been the case in Himachal Pradesh for a while.

Good idea, imo.
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Yes!! Yes!!! Yes!!!!
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They were already banned it Ooty last year and it seemed to be working very well. It's a plan that should go global!
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Banned in Kodaikanal too
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The ban of plastic bag started many states long time ago. When i went to Dehradun ( 97-98) there was this central school chemistry teacher ( Mr Verma ) who used to conduct work shop\seminar on the harm the plastic bags can make to our planet earth.
He is the person who told us about the society called "GREENPEACE" too.
(now we r member fo the same).

let us say no to plastic bags
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What India really need is a "keep India clean" campaign. When the average indian understands that he cant throw his garbage out the window there wont be a need for this silly ban.
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Originally Posted by iwanttogoback i can't wait until we start charging for them and i can tell customers just how much that is going to cost extra...
They have charged for plastic bags in Sweden for a long time and it has made no real difference. The tree huggers bring there reusable cloth bags to the shop but everyone just gets the plastic bags as usual.
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the stores should go back to wrapping in newspaper and people have to go back to carrying their own bags to the stores.
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Originally Posted by usha He is the person who told us about the society called "GREENPEACE" too.
(now we r member fo the same).

let us say no to plastic bags
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Usha, I am also a member of GreenPeace which was started here in Vancouver in the 70's.
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Originally Posted by GoanCanuck Usha, I am also a member of GreenPeace which was started here in Vancouver in the 70's.
Hey,
That is great to know.
We became members in 1998
After shifting to kerala ..not much interaction with them.
Still all of us in our family feel that we should protect the environment.

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Plastic bags are banned in McLeod Ganj also. Which I absolutely agree with and I usually have some thin cloth bags in my day bag so that I can carry around my purchases anyway.

But last winter I caught an overnight bus to Dharamsala and arrived in the middle of a "surprise" snow storm (surprising to noone but me) while I was wearing Tevas. We had to walk from Dharamsala to McLeod Ganj as the road was closed off so I put on some socks with my Tevas. When we got up the top I bought some extra socks (we only had daypacks with us) and figured I could put a plastic bag over each foot (inside the tevas) to keep dry. But no plastic bags were to be had

I'd still rather have frozen toes than see that beautiful valley clog up with plastic bags, though!
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To give perspective on how long it would take for all plastic bags to disappear from all places in India. Get this, dowry and bride burning was banned like 50 years ago according to the written law.

And the expectation is unreal... over here (in Japan) I get each item seperately packed in palstic bags that then go into one or more larger plastic bags. Each day, each time.
They dont even have cows in the street... where do all the bags go ...





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