“I believe a small change is all it takes to make a big difference,” says A. Muthu, owner of Selvam Stores in Karthikeyapuram, Madipakkam.
He is living his philosophy.
Over the last two months, he has been only providing cloth bags to his customers.
“I purchase these cloth bags in bulk. These cost the same as plastic bags,” he points out.
So, not just from the environmental point of view, but also the financial, this initiative is reasonable.
Muthus has also been successful in influencing many other shop owners in the locality to start providing cloth bags to their customers.
“Of course, I understand that plastic cannot be completely eliminated from our lives but unnecessary use of it can be avoided. Besides, if we start making a change now, we will eventually bring about a huge difference in our environment,” says Muthu.