Do you carry your own bag when going shopping? - Inputs Sought
With this post we seek your inputs on what are YOU currently doing when you go shopping. How can a win-win situation be created here for Consumers, Retailers and most importantly the Environment!
We look forward to your inputs! Below are some of your aggregate inputs on what all citizens can do to reduce waste we generate!
Reducing waste we generate
1.Old cardboard boxes can be used as dustbins in houses and offices
2.Vegetable waste, kitchen waste and other wet waste should be used to create compost
3.People should carry a jute bag to the market so that they don’t need paper/poly bags from vendors, which eventually go into the dustbin
4.Food should be cooked in optimum quantity so that it does not get wasted
5.Every Indian must resolve to finish all he takes on their food plate
6.Everyone should minimize keeping paper copies of documents for correspondence – an email/soft copy would work just fine
7.Subscription of mobile bills, bank statements etc. should be changed to ‘email only’
8.Washable utensils should be used in place of plastic and thermocol plates in house parties etc. to reduce the waste generated
9.The printed advertisement leaflets that we get with newspapers are printed only on one side. Their back side could be used for making rough notes. more
I request all the shop keepers to give empty cardboard boxes to customers to carry their items so that waste at shop can be reduced and customers can avoid plastic bags more
2. I always carry a cloth bag when I go shopping more