Appeal to Dmart : Allow use of cotton bags to buy loose groceries. #SayNoToDmartPlasticBag

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I was shopping for my monthly groceries yesterday at DMart, Nanded city, Pune. But this time I carried with me my own cotton bags/pouch to buy loose groceries like rice, sugar, pulses etc. to make sure the use of plastic bags is reduced and refused. I asked the sales person to seal my cotton bag filled with sugar and apply their bar-code sticker onto it, just the way it is done usually to plastic bags.

But I was refused to do so by the sales person and even by the store manager of DMart Nanded City, Pune - Mr. Sumit Dhamgaye who insisted on using their plastic bags ONLY. He was even rude to my mother and suggested us to reuse the plastic bags when we visit DMart again. But will that solve the problem? After 4-5 uses those plastic bags would still go into the landfills. Right? The store manager also said that it's in the DMart policy and did not entertain us at all.


Some customers around also supported our idea to refuse the use of plastic bags and use cotton bags instead. With the government taking great steps towards a Zero Plastic community and also a ban to use plastic bags, I want to know why a giant like DMart can encourage such an irresponsible behavior towards the environment.

Considering the amount of sales everyday from supermarkets, I want to request DMart officials to show us their policy which encourages use of plastics and contribute to a large extent towards generation of trash and landfills. I believe and I am sure that for a respected brand like DMart, social responsibility and environment friendliness is of great importance and is aware of the nuisance created by these plastic bags.

The change we want to see :-

1. Allow use of cotton bags to buy loose groceries from your stores.

2. Allow use of glass jars to buy meat, liquids etc.

3. Maximum amount of plastic is into packaging bags at a supermarket. Thus, we request to encourage more and more sale of loose products to be brought back in cotton bags.

A small move by DMart and similar giants like Big Bazaar and Reliance Fresh can contribute to a large extent to reduce the plastic use.


If you too respect the environment as much as I do, please join this petition to see a change!!



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