Indian consumers are naive. I wanted to use a stronger word than naive but for time being let us just carry on with naive.
In order to reduce consumption of plastic carry bags, Hyderabad city shops have started a unique initiative, instead of giving plastic carry bags for free, they sell it, for 3 rs each.
Now you may be wondering, how does it reduce the usage of such bags, to this their answer is simple, since its cost 3 rs, people prefer to carry their own bags when they come to shop and they do not use our/new plastic bags.
What a wonderful initiative, isn’t it? So eco-friendly..
What the naive consumer does not know is, the forgetful habit of his/her, so instead of not using plastic carry bags he/she ends up buying it for 3 rs.
The production/recycling cost of the bag would not be more than 50 paise, so all you math wizards and economist, calculate the percentage margin/profit that they are making when you buy one carry bag.
Irrespective of the amount of purchase that you have done, irrespective of the brand/showroom you are buying it from you would have to shell out anywhere between 3-7 whopping rupees .
I am not sure if they provide you with a bill of your 3 rupee purchase.
ridiculous how businesses fool people and nobody seems to care or do anything about it.