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(1) Arun Kumar, a vegetable seller in Chennai, showing the cloth bags at his shop. He has stopped selling fruit in plastic carry bags since the inception of the ban on single-use plastic. Kumar said that he charges INR 10 (USD 14 cents) for each bag if some customer is not carrying his own bag. He said most customers carry their own bags and he hardly sells five to 10 bags every day (all photos by Athar Parvaiz)

(1) Arun Kumar, a vegetable seller in Chennai, showing the cloth bags at his shop. He has stopped selling fruit in plastic carry bags since the inception of the ban on single-use plastic. Kumar said that he charges INR 10 (USD 14 cents) for each bag if some customer is not carrying his own bag. He said most customers carry their own bags and he hardly sells five to 10 bags every day (all photos by Athar Parvaiz)