Custom Paper Bags! The ban on plastic bags thinner than 30 microns (covered on KMB previously here and here ) is still in the air. The ban is for sure taking a bit long to last than was expected. While push carts selling fruits and other items openly defy the ban by still serving their customers with the banned bags, the shops are showing a higher level of compliance towards the new regulation.

This is being attributed to the fact that push carts and other make-shift outlets do not have any permanent address to be worried about being served with a notice for the violation. The shops, on the other hand, are more cautious.

Shops, even smaller ones, in the posh areas have started taking the ban seriously – as obvious from this paper carry bag provided by Roll-Inn at Clifton. Roll-Inn is a small two-shop outlet in Clifton Block 5 that serves local fast food (Kebab and Chicken Tikkka / Paratha) Rolls and is apparently doing brisk business throughout the day.

9 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 9th, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

    yea businesses will weigh in the cost associated with it , if 30 microns plastic bag cost more then paper bags then they’ll certainly shift to paper bags…
    concept of recycling should also be supported and public awareness should be created throughout the city… thanx to poor Afghani scavengers who are collecting plastic and paper waste and selling them for further recycling.. otherwise things are really bleak and serious efforts should be made to recycle.. otherwise our city will turn into filth dump

  2. JahanAra (unregistered) on April 9th, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

    We should as individuals be socially responsible, and refuse to accept the plastic bags. I always tell the shopkeeper that I want paper and not plastic.

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 12:15 am

    An intresting image+article on :

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 1:09 am

    @adnan that site’s urdu fonts are better then bbcurdu’s font

  5. wasiq (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 1:38 am

    Buss aik dafa sahi ki baarish ho jaay pheir puchoun gaa kis kis ko paper bag main chahiyeah.Sir!….lol

  6. Inspirex (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 11:41 am

    If im not wrong I think I have seen both Roll Inn and Hot and Spicy give takeaways in custom printed brown paper bags for quite a while :s

  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 11:43 am

    doctor yes and content of the site is also very interesting and filled with satire for instance this news and image caption :-)

  8. Tee Emm (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 11:57 am

    Strange. My experience with Roll-in is a bit extensive. Past full 10 years. I’ve bought stuff from this very shop in red boxes [with holes punched to prevent the rolls getting soft due to accumulated steam] put in white thin plastic bags.

    @Adnan Siddiqi
    Shariq Mustaqeem of has been doing an untiring quality urdu content creation for a long time now. The site has gradually acquired dedicated readership. All kudos to the very small team there that’s making interesting Urdu contents available.

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    Tariq sahab I do agree with you. BTW I personally know Shariq and he was my university fellow and I do agree with you that their is very small. Infact very “tiny” :-)

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