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Jute bags crush poly bags

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Mar '07
Jute is the cheapest natural fibre and is hundred percent bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environment-friendly.

According to the Chairman of All Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA) Humayun Mazhar, woven polypropylene bag manufacturers have tried to downplay the importance and significance of jute bags because of slightly higher initial cost.

However, jute bag is proved to be the most environment-friendly packaging material available for storing agricultural products such as wheat and it also wipes out the unfavorable impact of usage of polypropylene bags to our environment and ecology.

Although from 1996 to 2000, food departments of Pakistan used polypropylene bags for the storage of wheat but had to revert back to the jute packaging because of contamination issues.

Hamayun also said that in Bangladesh and India, it is a compulsory to pack 75-90 percent agricultural products in jute bags.


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