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Going green: Plastic is out, banana leaves are in for supermarket food packaging in Thailand and Vietnam

Many countries around the globe are making an effort to reduce their plastic waste to save wildlife – and humans – from its detrimental effects. In fact, Thailand and Vietnam are just some countries that are taking a page (or a leaf for this one) from Mother Nature’s playbook to combat plastic waste.  Data from a study by non-profit group Ocean Conservancy in 2015 revealed that both Thailand and Vietnam are two of the five countries that comprise at least 60 percent of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. In a bid to reduce their plastic waste production, supermarkets in both countries are starting to make the switch from single-use plastic bags to banana leaves, considered Mother Nature’s natural packaging.  Read more...



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