198 metric tonnes of plastic seized by Chennai Corpn from shops

Initially, there seemed to be confusion among the vendors and shopkeepers about the kind of plastics that were banned, but now the situation seems stagnant. A lot of retailers and shopkeepers are found to be secretly using and selling plastic covers for fear of losing their customer base. Continue Reading

Plastic countdown: Some commercial outlets are ready with alternatives

“The good thing the government did was informing us well in advance and giving us plenty of time to think about alternative products. Once the ban was announced, the other viable and eco-friendly, government-certified alternatives started showing up. It promoted the substitute industry indirectly,” said Palam Silks founder, Jeyasree Ravi. Continue Reading