Plastic bags are banned here

High above the rolling clouds, amidst the foothills of the lofty Himalayas, is the former Kingdom of Sikkim. Now an annexed state of India, it has one of the most advanced eco policies which will gladden the hearts of Greenpeace.
They ban plastic bags! Every retail outlet serves up brown paper bags for your purchases. A can of cookies I bought as a present was efficiently wrapped in recycled newspaper! A local explained to me that the former King banned plastic bags many years ago as he wanted to make Sikkim green. His first wife was American. Wonder if she had any influence in the decision.

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