Asian supermarkets using banana leaves instead of plastic bags

Now that's going green.


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THAILAND / VIETNAM — Supermarkets in Thailand and Vietnam are literally going green with their packaging, replacing plastic wrap with banana leaves.
According to a Facebook post, Rimping supermarket in Chiang Mai, Thailand is at the front lines of the battle against plastic.
The now viral photos show vegetables like chives, peppers and green peppers wrapped in banana leaves instead of some styrofoam and plastic wrap.
According to VN Express, after seeing the Thailand post get so much traffic, supermarkets in Hanoi, Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City followed suit.
According to a Lotte Market spokesperson in Ho Chi Minh City, the leaves are being used as a test, but if successful, it could be extended to other vegetables and meats.
According the VN Express, every little bit helps, especially as Vietnam is currently fourth on the global list of ocean plastic polluting nations.
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