This supermarket in Thailand is using banana leaves instead of plastic packaging for goods
27 March 2019| 19 Rajab 1440| India Times
With all the plastic pollution filling up our oceans, every little bit of reduction helps.
One supermarket chain in Thailand is doing its part by replacing all of its plastic packaging material with a more eco-friendly option. They’re instead opting for banana leaves.
The Rimping supermarket chain in Chiangmai has gotten rid of its plastic bags, plastic food wrappers, plastic plates, and more.
Instead, they’re using old-school banana leaf improvisations in their stores.
We’re more than familiar with using banana leaves as plates and wrappers here in India, even in restaurants. They’re also said to give any food wrapped in them a unique flavour, and enzymes from the leaves to aid in digestion.
It’s also obviously great for the environment. The UN Environment Programme estimates that there will be 12 billion tonnes of plastic in dumps, and in our oceans, by 2050. Food wrappers, plastic bottles, plastic straws, cigarette butts, and plastic bags are some of the biggest offenders.
Even though it seems the store is still using plastic to label the products it’s selling, it’s still a big reduction in its non-biodegradable waste output, and something we should all try to do.