In the recent times, some supermarkets in Vietnam have started using banana leaves to wrap food instead of plastic bags. The move has been praised by the community.

Previously, vegetables were wrapped in plastic bags, with a store consuming many of them each day.

Now, all are wrapped in banana leaves. For shop employees, it takes more time but it makes them happy because of benefits it brings about.

Environmentally friendly and clean are among reasons why customers appreciate this.

Wrapping vegetables in banana leaves is not new. It has been done by this store for three years. It wants to make customers remember that each plastic bag we use, it takes from 500 – 1,000 years to dissolve.

A small act but it helps raise awareness about environmental protection and the fight against plastic waste which has become a global concern.-VNA