Supermarkets in Asia are now using banana leaves instead of plastic packaging

Supermarkets in Asia are now using banana leaves instead of plastic packaging

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  • meansfastfashion
    3 Month(s) Ago

    "in Asia" really narrows it down...

  • LordPyhton
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Aah yes! Asia: that place over there.

  • Buckaroo_Banzai_
    3 Month(s) Ago

    And look....it's in English!

  • devangchheda
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This same pic was posted many months back/ year ago !

  • joetheschmoe4000
    3 Month(s) Ago

    American from South India here. Banana leaves have been used as plates since forever where my family is from. It's kind of a hallmark of the cuisine. Cool to see this catching on.

  • BlackSquirrel05
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Except this doesn't cover everything. It simply holds it together... Doesn't seal anything.

    In which case use a rubber band or string...

    I mean green beans and cucumbers are already sold individually without plastic...

  • Method__Man
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Yeah... I am gonna need a country. Asia is a BIG place, in fact the biggest continent on Earth, with 48 countries.....

  • Lurker-kun
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Nice. But is there enough banana trees to satisfy our need in packaging? I feel that if this is going to become popular we either destroy all banana trees by defoliating them constantly or we will have to start logging to expand banana trees plantations.

  • RandomRedditor32905
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Asia in an entire continent, some countries in Asia have small grocery chains adopting alternative bagging methods.

    If all of Asia stopped using plastic bags, this would be real big news.

  • basically_alive
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Does "Pesticide Safe" mean the same thing as "Pesticide Free"? I get the feeling that there are pesticides used, but the stickers are just saying "Don't worry, you'll be fine". Jokey looking font doesn't help.

  • SoyIsMurder
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Oh, good. That's Asia sorted, then.

  • bochilee
    3 Month(s) Ago

    "A" supermarket in Thailand to be exact.

  • OBSTACLE3
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This brings me hope. One of the worst things about a lot of plastics is that they only rose to prominence because they were a cheap and easy alternative, We sacrificed a lot of wonderful natural design. I miss wooden chairs and handmade toys, paper and woven natural bags.

    I for one am looking forward to a future where I am surrounded by a lot more natural materials, even if they aren’t as long lasting and durable. Maybe it will teach us to take better care of the things we have? Maybe not. But regardless, I don’t mind sacrificing some convenience to know we are living on a healthier planet.

  • tred-md
    3 Month(s) Ago

    That’s cool. Laser etch the bar code and other writing onto the leaf?

  • TheNebulaWolf
    3 Month(s) Ago

    A giant middle finger to anyone with severe banana allergies

  • asian_identifier
    3 Month(s) Ago

    what did you think they used before plastic bags

    this is thailand btw

  • Spaceflakez
    3 Month(s) Ago

    These look way cooler too

  • Bitcoin_Acolyte
    3 Month(s) Ago

    That's nice. Here in Japan the banana comes in a hard plastic box and then they put that in a plastic bag for you with a paper towel wrapped in plastic and then tape it shut.

  • niente42
    3 Month(s) Ago

    People have been eating on banana leafs for centuries, literally centuries in India.

  • Josh__1980
    3 Month(s) Ago

    That is great. Then you can reuse the banana leaf to make kalua pork.

    Recipe--> https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/pork/hawaiian-pulled-pork

  • hextree
    3 Month(s) Ago

    'Now'? Pretty sure I saw these a decade ago.

  • wonderingwonderer26
    3 Month(s) Ago

    The new banana packaging really has "appeal"...

  • breakola
    3 Month(s) Ago

    It was one place

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/03/25/thailand-supermarket-uses-banana-leaves-instead-of-plastic-packaging/

    “A Thailand supermarket came up with a genius way to reduce plastic packaging: wrap its produce in banana leaves instead.

    The banana leaf packaging comes from the Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand. A real estate company in Chiang Mai, Perfect Homes, posted photos of the banana leaf packaging to their Facebook page and it quickly gained widespread attention.”

    I live in Thailand and I can assure you everything is still caked in plastic!

  • camelwalkkushlover
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This is bullshit. 99% are still using plastic bags.

  • fedchenkor
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Did by "Asia" you mean one country in Asia and by "Supermarkets" like one supermarket chain?

  • AdityaDevendra
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Indians have been using Banana leaves for packaging since ages! This isn’t new for us. It’s just that the western media is looking at it now.

  • wwbaker3
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Then you go to Japan and Korea where they overpackage everything.

  • johnsheppard25
    3 Month(s) Ago

    If only bananas already came with perfect individual packaging