Plastic bags

After quite sometime, I visited this Foodworld supermarket at Koramangala. If I remember right, they used to put in all your items in one or 2 huge plastic bags at the billing counter. But now, they have done away with the huge polythene bags. Instead they pack the items in 7 or 8 small polythene bags. When I asked the manager about this, he said that customers demanded such a change and it has been received well(?). I could see that too, when I observed 2 or 3 people bullying the foodworld employees for extra polythene bags. It would have been nice, if they have shifted to paper bags instead of polythene bags!

6 Comments so far

  1. PSU (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    In the US we take our cotton bags to the grocery store. Why not do the same. I carry a big zippered bag in India and put all my shopping into it. People sometimes laugh at my big bag, but I think it is better than carrying 10 smaller plastic bags and leaving some of them behind in the auto :-)

  2. Ajay (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

    I was suprised recently when subway refused to give me a bag when I had placed an order to be packed. The guy who owns all the subway outlets in Bangalore was at the counter and he politely said “We don’t keep plastic bags”.

    I have never been more happy to not be given a bag. :-)

  3. Rohan (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 8:48 pm

    ‘people’ are the problem.

    And if ‘people’ are not the issue, they are not educated about using plastic bags. So tell em man. Its simple.

    If not, anyways this species will kill emselves somehow or the other. So I do my bit of good for the environment and then stand aside and have a quiet laugh.

  4. Sid (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 11:30 pm

    A few years back, I had heard news bout some guy in Pune who had managed to find a way of recycling plastic to a certain extent. Anyone know anything?

  5. F e r r a r i (unregistered) on September 4th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    Makes sense :)

    That is cool man :)


    Nope. No clue!

  6. Arun (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

    Rohan, I don’t think it is education but just attitude. There has been so much noise made about the trouble caused by plastic bags. But no education works until people decide to listen and take action. Same goes with many civic senses like good driving, littering, etc.. Every one knows very well that you should through garbage in the bins, respect driving rules etc. Very few care for them though!

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