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NGO to push cloth shopping bag again

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Bangalore 

The trust has initiated the programme as part of keeping the environment clean and green and to stop the use of plastic bags in shopping areas. So far, the trust has roped in Crossword, a books and stationary chain and Chancery Pavilion hotel to promote cloth bags in their institutions.

"The bags are designed by a Madura Garments' designer, in his private capacity, and will be priced at Rs 55. The proceeds of this will be used for various environment campaigns in the city. We have approached some companies to volunteer and promote these bags, we expect to hear from them shortly," said a spokesperson for Concern India Foundation.

"The trust introduced cloth bags in Bangalore last year, but it did not take-off due to its poor quality. This time around we have paid special attention, selected good quality cloth with a designer touch to it," the spokesperson added.

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First Published: Wed, June 04 2008. 00:00 IST