"in Asia" really narrows it down...
Aah yes! Asia: that place over there.
And look....it's in English!
This same pic was posted many months back/ year 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.
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...
Yeah... I am gonna need a country. Asia is a BIG place, in fact the biggest continent on Earth, with 48 countries.....
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.
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.
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.
Oh, good. That's Asia sorted, then.
"A" supermarket in Thailand to be exact.
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.
Laser etch the bar code and other writing onto the leaf?
A giant middle finger to anyone with severe banana allergies
what did you think they used before plastic bags
this is thailand btw
These look way cooler too
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.
People have been eating on banana leafs for centuries, literally centuries in India.
That is great. Then you can reuse the banana leaf to make kalua pork.
'Now'? Pretty sure I saw these a decade ago.
The new banana packaging really has "appeal"...
It was one place
“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!
This is bullshit. 99% are still using plastic bags.
Did by "Asia" you mean one country in Asia and by "Supermarkets" like one supermarket chain?
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.
Then you go to Japan and Korea where they overpackage everything.
If only bananas already came with perfect individual packaging