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Many of us know the ill effects of usage of plastics. Though the damage to the environment caused by use of plastics is widely publicized and most of the citizens are aware of it, there is a widespread lack of action by all of us. None of us take that little extra effort in carrying our own bags when we go for shopping. On the contrary we ask the shop keeper to provide plastic carry bags, which we carelessly throw it away causing long term damage to the environment. 

In view of this menace, Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation announced a complete ban of plastic bags under 50 microns and took other measures as stipulated in the Plastic management Rules 2016 (Gazette of India No. G.S.R. 320(E) | Date: 18.03.2016).

In order to bring an awareness to the general public about the harmful effects of usage of plastics,  CCMC organized an Expo called “MY SHOPPING MY BAG EXPO 2017” on 25th and 26th March 2016 with help of Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore and likeminded Swachh bharat volunteers of Coimbatore. The expo brought out the various alternatives to plastics which could be used in our day to day life and thereby avoid usage of plastics.  The following table gives the name of the alternate product and contact no of the exhibitors. We have given wide publicity to these products and urge the public to make these alternate products.

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Exhibitors

Products

Contact Number

1

The yellow bags

Cloth Bags

9884952604, 9840166905

2

Eco Green unit

Cloth Bags, Banana Tree Products and others eco products

7708202420, 9976976767

3

Prabha Senthil Baskets

Reuseable baskets

8056957575

4

Alankrita creations

Cloth bags and decorative bags

8903757900

5

Marutham Natural products

Baggase cups and dinner wares

9976091760, 9994885237

6

Kavin Art Gallery

Coconut shell art gallery

9443444478

7

Kaumaram Prashanthi Academy

Handmade cloth bags and other misc eco products

9659305550

8

Green zone

Areca Plates and cups

9994401540

9

Neer Kumizhi

Cloth bags

8012330225

10

Ebuds Enterprises

Jute and Cloth bags

8754781449

11

Pattra Dinnerware

Areca Plates and cups

9820410789

12

Bag Masters

Paper bag making machines

9447288234

13

Noyyal Go Green

Cloth bags

9894533344

14

Diamond Jute decors

Jute bags

9843175720

15

Magnus Eco Concepts

Cloth and jute bags

9677405577

16

Iyal vagai

Cloth bags

9942118080

17

Amrit Centre for special needs

cloth bags and other eco products

9585526256

18

Cord Siruvani

cloth bags and other eco products

9942117357

19

Danirasa Foundation

cloth bags

8939916600

20

Smart street cloth bags

cloth bags

8008118980

21

Pappco Green Ware

Baggase cups and dinner wares

9821604333

22

Prayas Trust

cloth bags

9677354367

23

Priyadarshini

Cloth bags, Reuseable sanitary napkins

9632143090

24

Srivari Coirs

coir products

9842966285

25

Zodiac paper bags

paper bags

8281892208

26

No dumping

Segregation of waste executers

9344260353

27

Wonder Women

cloth bags and other eco products

9443344731

28

RAAC

Organic waste digester

9043082825

The Expo was inaugurated by Dr. Vijaya Karthikeyan IAS, Corporation Commissioner and Special officer of CCMC, in the presence of Mrs. Vanitha Mohan – Vice president of RAAC and President of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Coimbatore and Mr R.Raveendran Secretary of RAAC. The Company which manufactures “The Classic Polo” brand of garments introduced corn starch based, bio degradable bags that looks similar to plastic. Paper and sugar cane based products by PAPPCO – a Mumbai based firm has were also displayed, which attracted lot of enquiries.  Many cloth bags, jute bags, Reuseable shopping baskets, Coir products and banana tree fiber based products, areca Plates, home composters and other miscellaneous eco friendly products were displayed for the visitors.