A supermarket in Thailand has replaced its plastic packaging with banana leaf wrapping.
Banana leaves have been traditionally used in many Asian countries, Mexico, and Hawaii for packaging food, but Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand is probably one of the first stores to use them on such a large scale.
There are myriad benefits to using banana leaves over plastic packaging. For one, leaves are organic matter and will easily compost, unlike their plastic counterparts, which will take anything between 50 and 200 years to fully break down. Banana leaves, besides composting effectively, also add nutrients to the soil and will, over time, improve the capacity of the soil to nurture new plants and crops.
Little steps make a big difference. Change is coming
Source: The Epoch Times