We should all be helping the future of our planet by reducing plastic consumption.
Plastic pollution is real and it may end up killing our planet if we don’t take action now. Unfortunately, people are still using plastic packaging despite the imminent danger it could bring.
In 2013, the U.S. alone has produced 254 million tons of plastic trash. But don’t you know that only 30% of this trash was recycled? Unfortunately, the rest end up in places such as the ocean. Plastic materials can last up to 1000 years before they can finally decompose. This means that these trashes have that much time to create toxic pollutants which contribute to air pollution and climate change.
Supermarkets in some parts of Asia are recognizing the potential risks of plastic pollution.
Instead of using plastic, they are using banana leaf packaging to wrap their veggies.
In addition to helping the environment, they are also saving money by doing so.
After Perfect Homes posted this story to their Facebook, it quickly went viral generating more than 3.5 million views and 17,000 shares.
“I had no idea it was going to go viral, I was shocked when it hit 20 shares. It was not until the morning while I was in the gym that I started to realized what was happening.”
Think about this for a minute: Every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists on this planet.
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However, even the smallest detail cannot escape the attentive eyes of the public. Some have noticed that not everything on the shelves is completely plastic-free, to which the supermarket responded that they are taking one step at a time and trying their best, but it’s not that easy.
Now, Asian countries, including Vietnam and Thailand, are looking for new ways to avoid plastic at all. This became a solid ground for new business ideas. One of those ideas was a new, eco-friendly way to pack their goods by avoiding plastic packaging.