Pune Restaurant Delivers Food In Steel Lunch Boxes After Plastic Ban

Customers are asked to return boxes after the delivery

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The Pune restaurant has come up with a way to continue delivering operations by using steel boxes


Pune:  With the plastic ban in effect in Maharashtra, a restaurant in Pune has come up with a way to continue delivering operations by using steel lunch boxes to send out food.

Welcoming Maharashtra government's ban on plastic in the state, the restaurant now asks customers to return the boxes post delivery. They also have a similar scheme on takeaway. The restaurant asks customers to deposit Rs 200 which they reimburse once the boxes are returned.
 
The Maharashtra government had issued a notification, imposing a ban on the manufacture, use, sale and distribution of all plastic materials like plastic bags, spoons, plates, bottles and thermocol items on March 23.

On April 13, the Bombay High Court called the ban 'reasonable' after seeing a quantity of 1,200 metric tons of waste every day in the state.

"We welcome the state government's decision to ban plastic in the state as it's in favour of the environment," Ganesh Shetty, the owner of the restaurant, told ANI. He, however, added that many restaurant in the state are facing issues since the plastic ban.

"The government should have provided us some more time to arrange an alternative. Apps like Zomato and Swiggy have stopped working due to lack of delivery options. Customers are also facing inconvenience," he said.
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