In India, Price of Old Newspapers Shoots Up Following Ban on Plastic Bags

By: The Hindu

On March 15 this year, the civic authorities banned those flimsy plastic covers saying they were a veritable hazard to the environment. Unable to use cheap, thin plastic covers less than 40 microns thick, several shopkeepers have substituted them with paper bags. Hence, the demand for old newspapers and magazines has risen considerably. The prices of notebooks and magazines have also risen similarly.

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