Long before plastic, markets and food stalls were resourceful with their packaging, using natural materials to bundle and hold things together. Now that the global plastic epidemic has resonated, we see some grocery stores in Asia starting to revert to these clever, eco-friendly methods of packaging produce.
Take this grocery store in Chiangmai, Thailand. It has started using banana leaves to wrap produce, eliminating the need for bagging or packaging. Smart, creative steps like these may seem small, but if we see markets worldwide start to adopt eco-friendly methods, it will make a huge difference to our planet. Via BP: