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Six months stock of lunch sheets in the market

While the ban on lunch sheets and shopping bags comes into effect from September 01, stocks of over six moths have been released to the market, said the Polythene Manufacturers Association.

The Association also said that another six month stock of lunch sheets and shopping bags are currently in stock at their factories.

The ban is expected to come into force from September 01, and this
decision was taken six weeks ago, but the Polythene manufacturers allege that so far no alternative has been introduced.

A representative of the Association said measures are being taken to seek permission from the President to extend the ban a further six months, in order to allow time for these manufacturers to seek alternatives.

They pointed out that the daily requirement of lunch sheets is around 15 million while 20 million shopping bans are being used daily.