Maharashtra - Plastic Bags are Banned!!! Stores, Grocers, Malls and more are shifting to paper bags after the strict ban of plastic bags in Maharashtra. It seems only the daily routine of getting milk, vegetables and other items are affected. We are still getting items wrapped in bubble wraps, plastic bottles, plastic bags, which are proving a better replacement compared to cloth bags. I recall from my childhood, my grandmother and my mother would stitch cloth bags out of old clothes. That was an interesting way to deal with the carry bags. But in today's time are we able to remove plastic from our lives. As I take a look at my home and the stuff that I have stored in my storeroom, I could only think of plastic and things wrapped carefully in plastic. As an alternative, now I may be using newspaper to wrap stuff. But how strong and sensible it is to store things, goods, clothes, shoes, etc in newspaper or cloth bags. Will they protect them efficiently like Plastic?