Banana Leaf Packaging

Reducing plastic usage in supermarkets

Courtesy - interaksyon.com

What?

A supermarket in Thailand has begun to package fresh produce in banana leaves.

Banana leaves are durable, malleable, free and easy to source in many tropical countries, and biodegradable.

Waxy surface of the leaves will keep wet or greasy food from spilling.

Courtesy - TomoNews US

How?

Wilt on a hot plate until malleable like plastic. 

Wash in soapy water, then rinse with salt to disinfect.

Place in fridge if using in the next few days, or the freezer if using later.

Fold into desired shape, can use toothpicks to hold in place.

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