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Rimping supermarket in Chiang Mai came up with an ingenious way to reduce plastic packaging by wrapping their fresh produce in banana leaves instead.
Rimping Supermarket has come up with a rather interesting alternative to full plastic packaging
This banana leaf packaging can be found in the Rimping Supermarket in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A local real estate company in the city, Perfect Homes, posted photos of the banana leaf packaging to their Facebook page and it quickly gained widespread attention, with over 16,500 shares.
A promo video for the forward-thinking supermarket in Chiangmai This is a supermarket primarily aimed at non-Thai customers who live, work or stay in Thailand for extended periods. It is packed with “farang” (foreigner) food from all nations, for that familiar taste of home. Source: YouTube/RimpingSupermarket
The use of banana leaves to wrap food in has a long history
In some tropical regions of Mexico, tamales are wrapped in banana leaves. Hawaiians use banana leaves during pig roasts to protect the pig from the hot lava rocks. They are also used to wrap sticky rice in southeast Asia. —Forbes
We need a massive shift in our collective behaviour and we all have the power to make change when we own our actions and their consequences. Check out these proactive tips for living with less plastic.