Stop selling raw fruits and vegetables in plastic and Styrofoam in Safal booths
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Fruits and vegetables like Bananas/Apples/Papaya and many others have
non-recyclable plastic/Styrofoam wrappings. All these wrappings do not have life
after single use and they end up in the ever mounting mixed waste heaps/landfills or burnt in unattended areas producing fatal gases like methane and dioxin, and polluting the ground water. These are causing various health hazards to your own end consumers.
The same Safal booth sells a particular fruit or vegetable both in pre-packed and loose form, which leads one to believe that the pre-packed version is simply offered for convenience or to maximize profits. However when one considers the huge amount of plastic that is used for making this packaging it wouldn't be hard to believe that the damage to the environment would be the same or even more than that which plastic carrier bags cause. There is not reason why fruit and vegetables(with very rare exceptions) can't be sold in their natural form by weight.
Request is stop usage of these not-required single use wrappings in
all your stores and branches and setup a strict culture of no-single
use plastic. : Styrofoam, plastic packaging, viscose bags.
The way Safal has been successful in setting up the international
standards of quality in fruits and vegetables. I am sure if you take
up this concern effectively, it would not only benefit the nation
directly, it would actually set a much required culture of EPR
(extended producer responsibility) in other related and non-related
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