Hyderabad

Retailers in India Pleased With Plastic Bag Tax

Retailers in Hyderabad, India, have been very pleased with a recent tax placed on plastic bags. An article on The Times of India reports that the tax, while initially established to support solid waste management efforts by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), is often ambiguously allocated, and frequently pocketed by retailers instead. The article suggests that plastic carrier bags are being priced deliberately at higher rates than they are worth, allowing stores to profit from the extra revenue.

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