Customers urge authorities to review use of plastic bags in Oman

August 27, 2014 12:10 am

Customers have demand from authorities to review the use of plastic bags in Oman supermarkets, saying that waste generation can be easily reduced if plastic bags of different size are placed at the grocery section of shopping centres, Times of Oman reported. Campaign for recycling of waste is already under way, but shoppers believe that focus should be more on preventing wasteful use of plastic bags in the first place. In almost all of the supermarkets, big or small, only one size of plastic bags, that too big, are available on the roll, and customers have to put each type of fruit or vegetable separately so that these can be weighed and price tagged .