India placed a countrywide ban on single use plastic products, starting October 2. However, the ban has been shelved for now but that hasn’t stopped people from trying their best to change their ways. A fisherman from Arunachal Pradesh has taken the opportunity to wrap his fish up in a new, innovative and eco-friendly way!
“PM @narendramodi has told us not to use plastics so we are using local leaves because plastics are no more available”— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 6, 2019
A local meat vendor at remote Tirbin, Lepa Rada Dist, Arunachal Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/Z1vuB2K8fK
Using a leaf to wrap up the meat and tying it up with coconut fibers, this trend is on a rise in the North-Eastern states in India. A happy customer even shared a tweet applauding this wrapping technique.
Today I went to buy chicken from our local butcher. And got it wrapped in leaves, tied with a rope. And no the rope was not plastic but of coconut fibre. We really need to do this everywhere. #PlasticBan pic.twitter.com/NsFgf7LGLU— Paromita Bardoloi (@ParomitaBardolo) October 5, 2019
While some questioned the supply of leaves and if this method would lead to cutting down of trees, most Twitter users applauded the initiative taken by these local vendors and even shared pictures of their own contritbution towards an eco-friendly environment.
One person at a time…we shall get their as a nation, together. Thank you for sparking this revolution @narendramodi— Anwesh Bose (@anweshbose) October 7, 2019
Gr8…. atleast revolution of non plastic has started….— Nitin (@nrb678) October 6, 2019
This was the practice even in my state Goa which is one the largest fish eating state, before plastic arrived on the scene and for conveinience we just started using it. We should go back to this way or carry our own containers else we will not find fish in future to eat.— Sidharth Naik (@sidharth_naik) October 6, 2019
Vivek sir, in ancient time in kerala it is used for roof toping, for most of houses. It is become a fashion for business hutments nowadays. It is soothing in scorching sunlight. pic.twitter.com/F8mgLqnUOW— देशी जवान। jawan . जय हिंद। (@pn_naveen_) October 6, 2019
Bamboo baskets are excellent for carrying vegetables…. Comes in various sizes and shapes… giving as sustainable employment to rural folks…and helping in environment protection, Use Bamboo wherever it’s possible. pic.twitter.com/bP9bSTXbx9— Pratap Indian 🇮🇳 (@PratapIndian1) October 6, 2019
What steps are you taking towards creating a greener environment?