Recently, a supermarket in district 7 (Ho Chi Minh City) unexpectedly put food on banana leaves instead of plastic containers. Although this idea only applies to a small amount of food in the supermarket, but there are still many customers who "watched" because enveloping food with banana leaves has been created environmentally friendly.
The supermarket is trying banana leaf wraps for onion leaves, spaghetti and okra. These are long-lasting foods that turn off other types, so that they surround with more suitable banana leaves.
Each handful of onions is wrapped in banana leaves, sold in supermarkets.
Okra is also wrapped with banana leaves instead of plastic bags.
Mrs. Yen (27, district 7) shared: "For the first time I saw supermarkets in Vietnam using banana leaves instead of plastic bags to wrap food like this. Although the amount of food is still small, it is also a good sign to limit plastic bags. food that covers the membrane ".
Like Mrs. Yen, many other customers arrive at the food stall to see beans, onion leaves and chives wrapped in banana leaves. "Vegetables covered with banana leaves, with their eyes so fresh". Most after seeing food wrapped in banana leaves, everyone decides to put in the shopping cart at least a handful of onions and okra.
The reason why clients feel satisfied, because until now when they go to the supermarket and choose food such as fruits and vegetables, they must use plastic bags to put them on and then weigh them. Now, when it is surrounded by banana leaves, customers can choose to enter their shopping cart without having to use plastic bags.
Guests are very happy to see food wrapped with banana leaves due to environmental respect.
The price of each package of onions surrounded by banana leaves from 6,000 to 7,000 VND depending on the weight.
According to the study, onions, scalions and okra in supermarkets are "made in Vietnam", with a shelf life of up to 5 days. Due to tests only, the position of food is covered with banana leaves on the shelves and mixed with other types of foods wrapped in plastic bags.
The staff at the vegetable and food stalls said that using banana leaves surrounded by food, although only tests were carried out for a few days, many customers supported. In the near future, it is possible that supermarkets move to use banana leaves to wrap more food instead of plastic, but depending on the type of food, not all types use banana leaves.
Many people like to grab themselves with their onions, to observe the okra surrounded by banana leaves in the supermarket.
According to supermarket staff, food wrapped with banana leaves is the responsibility of the suppliers.
Known before before plastic bags, people have also used banana leaves or dong leaves to wrap vegetables to fresh products for convenience and speed. However, life changes over time, the more modern plastic bags "surpass" things that are simple and respectful with the environment.
It seems an irreplaceable plastic bag in life. Today, some supermarkets in the world have also begun to prohibit the use of this type of plastic wrap and instead of banana leaves. Specifically, more than a week ago, a supermarket in Chiang Mai (Thai) has vegetables completely packed with banana leaves. Instead of using a plastic box and wrapping it with a feeding film.
Consumers choose a few packages of onions surrounded by banana leaves to put them in the shopping cart.