PUNE: The plastic ban imposed by the State government has not affected pan-India packers and movers companies, as they were already using biodegradable materials to wrap the heavy, fragile and valuable items of their customers. However, local Maharashtra-based packers and movers are facing a problem and are in search of an alternative for packaging.
Vivek Choyyan, Regional Operating Officer of Royal International packers and movers, Pune, said, “As we deal with the corporate sector, we have to look for materials that are eco-friendly. The wrapping material is supplied from Chennai-based manufactures to all over the country. The material is a certified eco-friendly material and thus we think we will not be affected by the ban.”
Rajiv Khandelwal, owner of Shree Ram packers and movers said, “We are still in search of an alternative to the banned like plastic, bubble-wraps and thermocol sheets. Currently, we are using newspapers and hard-quality cartons to wrap fragile and glass items. Because of the ban, we are unable to make deals of heavy items, as we don’t have idea with what we can wrap it.”
Prashant Karne, Health Inspector, PCMC, said, “We have not been informed by the State government about any alternative to plastic so we are not taking any checks against the companies.”