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Single-use plastic ban pushes demand for wood and bamboo dealers

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Bengaluru, July 1 (KNN) Manufacturers in search of eco-friendly alternatives ahead of the single-use plastic ban in effect from today (July 1) increased the demand for wood and bamboo dealers on Just Dial from 35 per cent (QoQ) from March to May 2022.

The IT Company which acts as a local search engine has said that the highest demand has been for wood dealers at 80% and the remaining searches were for bamboo dealers.

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As per Just Dial’s latest consumer insight the demand also went up for a wide range of wooden cutlery like spoons, knives, and forks, wooden trays, wooden stirrers, wooden ice cream spoons, and bamboo sticks.

Commenting on the report, Prasun Kumar, CMO, Just Dial said, "Sustainability is at the core of businesses now and is bringing changes across the funnel. This has led to a spike in demand for wood and bamboo dealers as manufacturers look for sustainable alternatives for single-use plastics to comply with government regulations.”

Just Dial has aggregated a large base of wood and bamboo dealers on the platform. Searches for wood and bamboo dealers in Tier-I cities were up by 22% and in Tier-II by 29%, he added.

Delhi and Mumbai topped the demand for wood dealers at almost 50% among Tier-I cities searches.

Kolkata saw the maximum rise in demand at 22% for wood dealers.

Delhi also topped the demand for bamboo dealers with Mumbai and Bengaluru in the second and third place, respectively.

Chandigarh, Jaipur, Guwahati, Lucknow, and Jalandhar were the top-5 with maximum searches for wood and bamboo dealers among Tier-II towns and cities.  (KNN Bureau)

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