A large number of friends are really annoyed and express strongly against the spread of use and more importantly the littering and consequent damage to environment and living species, with the use of plastic.
I support them wholeheartedly.
But there’s another evil happening, at least in india in the guise of punishing for the use of plastics. Traders, including big supermarket chains punish customers for using their plastic bags for carrying purchases home.
For those with significant sales this charging for use of plastic bags is a substantial revenue item. The charge is many times the cost of the bag.
Are they accounting this free income? Are they paying taxes on it?
If the purpose is to discourage the use of plastic, shouldn’t the packet that’s charged be made of ecofriendly stuff ( some do).
Either way, shouldn’t the charge be just to recover the cost, if it can’t be absorbed as cost of sales!
It’s not fair if allowed to make a huge profit by selling plastic bags.
Is the money going at least for charity!
In the absence of any of these, it’s evil.