maharashtra: plastic alternatives too costly to adopt
When a col sheet costs Rs 1. A replacement made of betel nut or sugar cane pulp costs about Rs 10 to 12 per piece. The three- Exhibition of plastic alternatives day held by National Sports Club of India (NSCI) At Worli, citizens are rarely encouraged because of the high cost of selection. When a col sheet costs Rs 1. A replacement made of betel nut or sugar cane pulp costs about Rs 10 to 12 per piece. Siraj Zaveri, the manufacturer and distributor of Areca palm nut boards, straws and paper cups, said they had received more than 2,000 questions in two days at the show. \"There is a high demand for plastic alternatives, which makes it impossible to supply them immediately. Zaveri added that he has been exporting the materials to Australia and Europe, but the demand in the city is much higher than expected. Similarly, a bag made of corn starch is 400 rupees per kilogram, which most visitors find very expensive. \"This replacement is very expensive and even the bag is not strong enough to carry the quantity according to its size,\" said Nagesh Patel, a resident of Tardeo . \". The retail cost of even plates made of sugar cane pulp or betel nut pulp is around 12 rupees per piece. \"If the poor invite 200 guests to their family activities, they can\'t afford to buy Rs 12 per plate,\" said one exhibitor . \" Mass production can reduce costs, he added. \"However, there is a question as to whether we have sufficient quantities of raw materials such as sugar cane pulp or other raw materials for mass production,\" he added . \". At the same time, after banning a bag, the cost of cloth bags and paper envelopes has increased Time to use plastic bags. The cost of a medium bag of about Rs 15 to 20 is now sold for Rs 35 to 40. Similarly, the envelope 60 cm² costs Rs 150 and 25 pieces, compared to Rs 90 to Rs 110. The cost of a medium bag of about Rs 15 to 20 is now sold for Rs 35 to 40.