What’s It Like to Go Without Plastic For Two Years? I Found Out the Hard Way

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What’s It Like to Go Without Plastic For Two Years? I Found Out the Hard Way

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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rré woh 302 wali madam ka samaan hai,” my grocer yells at his delivery boy, who is busy shoving a selection of mangoes, musk melon, spinach, bitter gourd, tomatoes, green chillies, and free dhaniya into not one, but two plastic bags. “Yeh basket mein jayega,” my grocer stops the boy in his tracks.

Most people my age have the waiters at their local bar recognise them by their face and drink order. Me? I have two grocers, one Hot Chips shopkeeper, and one naariyal paani wala recognise me as the madam who won’t accept plastic.

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