Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

It has to become one of the primary goals in today’s society to reduce plastic consumption as well as to educate people on the environmental and global changes and issues that we're currently facing. Although many of us believe that recycling will solve the problem, and continue using plastic, it is actually the opposite. In 2013, 254 million tonnes of trash was produced in the United States alone, and only around 30 percent was recycled. This means the rest ended up in a landfill and will stay there for up to 1000 years creating toxic gas, polluting the earth and ending up in the oceans killing numerous innocent creatures. Since most of us do not get to see the reality, which is often hidden from us, there's an important task to educate people and to open their eyes to understand that the plastic packaging we use for a couple of seconds will take up to 1000 years to decompose.


This type of packaging isn't only cost-efficient, but it also saves so much plastic which would otherwise be recycled or would end up in a landfill.


China has recently stopped importing trash from all over the world and concentrated on recycling their waste. Before that, over 30 percent of the world’s waste would end up in China causing a widespread belief that Asian countries are those responsible for creating most of the waste in the world. Asian countries, including Vietnam and Thailand, are now looking for new ways to avoid plastic at all. This became a solid ground for new business ideas. One of these ideas was a new, eco-friendly way to pack their goods by avoiding plastic packaging.


One of their group members suggested a creative way to reduce plastic which a supermarket called Rimping Supermarket was using and decided to capture their shelves with their phone. Little did they know that people from all across the world would love this idea and would start sharing it like crazy. With over 3.5 million views and more than 17 thousand shares, the idea became something people can encourage more supermarkets to implement.


Some people have noticed that not everything on the shelves is completely plastic-free, to which the supermarket responded that they're taking one step at a time and trying their best, but it isn't that easy. Many products come to the supermarkets pre-packaged, and several companies are interested in wrapping their produce in plastic since it's the cheapest and the easiest option.


Now, more than ever, people are beginning to understand the terrible state our planet is in. If you want to learn more, check our post about positive initiatives that people from all around the globe are taking to help our earth, as well as a list of genius zero-waste ideas you can implement in your everyday life.


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Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

This new idea started a discussion about plastic consumption worldwide:

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic
Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic Asian Supermarkets Return To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic Reviewed by Katerina Papakyriakopoulou on 12:55 PM Rating: 5

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