Thailand Supermarket Uses Innovative Banana Leaves Packaging To Avoid Unnecessary Plastic Waste
By Mayukh Saha
Plastic Plastic Plastic!
The world is slowing getting overwhelmed with the rampant use of plastic. You walk into a supermarket and all you see is heaps of plastic. Even single pieces of fruits and veggies these days are wrapped all around by plastic.
You might very well ignore this issue altogether but very soon we might be living in a sea full of plastics and would have no place to go unless of course Mr. Elon Musk lands us into Mars, eh?
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Welcome to Rimping. You guys have definitely heard of Chiang Mai, Thailand right? It is the new hub of startups. And Digital Nomads, like me, hover to this place like bees.
Rimping is the supermarket that is trying to break out of this norm of using single-use plastic and trying to find an innovative and alternative solution to this growing problem.
This alternative is an interesting way to use a packaging material that can very well replace plastic.
Enter banana leaves. Being situated near the equator, Thailand is a haven for banana plantations. So, this new method is using banana leaves to wrap up the packaging and prevent the use of excess plastic.
It is definitely not a completely foolproof method just yet, as a very small amount of plastic is still required in this new technique of packaging. But this is definitely a very viable and efficient first step in the reduction of plastic waste and plastic packaging.
Let’s hope that more and more people can come up with more innovative and newer solutions to replace plastic. This surely is an amazing first step.
Kudos to the brains behind this idea who are surely making the world a better place for our future generations, and making our oceans a safer place for all the endangered species of marine life.
Following is a list of pictures taken by Simon from Perfect Homes Chiang Mai Limited. This is what he had to say about the idea:
These were simple pictures taken off my mobile phone of a what I thought was a great idea. I certainly was amazed when they went viral.
This article was sourced from Truth Theory.