Oct 27, 2017

Lunch sheet prices to be upped

It costs around Rs. 2.90 to manufacture a lunch sheet according to government specifications, said the All Ceylon Polythene Manufacturers and Recyclers Association.

According to the Secretary of the Association Anura Herath, it costs around one rupee to manufacture a small shopping bag while prior to this a lunch sheet was manufactured at around 60 cents and a shopping bag also cost around 60 cents to manufacture.

He pointed out that as a considerable sum has to be spent for the new raw materials for the manufacture of lunch sheets and polythene bags, a lunch sheet would have to be sold at around Rs. 3.50 to 4.00 and a small shopping bag around Rs. 1.50 to 2.00.  

Herath said the new lunch sheets and polythene bags will be available in the market from Janury 01, 2018.