Thailand supermarket ditches plastic packaging for banana leaves
A Thailand supermarket came up with a genius way to reduce plastic packaging: wrap its produce in banana leaves instead.
Thailand's Rimping Supermarket has grabbed the world’s attention, having come up with an innovative solution that has taken the Internet by storm, triggering enthusiastic responses from across the world.
The banana leaves are used to hold together bunches of chillies, spring onions, and peppers, with a flexible piece of bamboo tied to keep everything in place. Banana leaves are a great alternative to plastic wraps as they’re so readily available in tropical locations, and are often discarded if people don’t see a use for them.
The use of banana leaves instead of plastic for packaging vegetables is a great way to reduce single-use plastic. While it looks like they use some plastic for adhering the label, this method significantly reduces the amount of plastic required.
Not only is this innovative solution an environment-friendly step but it is also adding eye-popping colour to the shopping experience altogether! The customers, according to local reports, are delighted to see the banana wrapping instead of the plastic packaging.