Restaurants to hike food delivery charges by 20-25 per cent following plastic ban

They will deliver food in Injection Moulded Containers instead of plastic pouches used before the plastic ban was implemented

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As the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) squads are fining establishments which use plastic items, and it has created a tensed atmosphere among hoteliers. The Indian Hotels and Restaurants Association (AHAR) announced a hike in food delivery charges on Wednesday, owing to the state government’s plastic ban.

Around 8,000 restaurants and food joints that AHAR owns in Mumbai will now charge 20-25 per cent more food delivery charge than the usual. They will deliver food in Injection Moulded Containers instead of plastic pouches used before the plastic ban was implemented.

Hoteliers will refund a part of the amount to the patrons if the plastic containers are returned. The amount of the cash-back has not been specified yet.

In addition of facing rough times in the past few years due to hike in raw materials and labour cost as well as increased Goods and Service Tax (GST), the plastic ban has further led to a dip in the business of restaurants in the city by 10-30 per cent. A famous restaurant in Juhu - Utsav - stopped food delivery from the day the ban came into effect, only giving food to those customers who brought utensils from their homes.

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