The peril of using plastic in our daily lives has been highlighted several times now. Single-use plastic has been banned and thus we have seen plastic straws replaced with paper or bamboo ones. Amid all these environmentally-conscious moves, it is also time to rethink plastic bags as packaging materials. Recently, Nagaland Minister Temjen Imna Along took to Twitter to share a video on these lines. He reposted a video by a blogger which showed 'plastic-free' and 'organic' packaging being used in Nagaland. Take a look:
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The post was shared on the occasion of International Plastic Bag Free Day on Monday, July 3. The Nagaland Minister asked in his tweet, "Aaj bole toh World Plastic Bag Free Day hai kya? [Is it World Plastic Bag Free Day today]" In the 35-second video shared by Temjen Imna Along, a food blogger showed us an insight into the plastic-free organic packaging that is very popular in Nagaland. He said that plastic bags were rarely found in the North-Eastern state and it was mostly a combination of banana leaves and bamboo strips used to package fruits, vegetables and the like.
Internet users showered appreciation for this idea of using bamboo leaves and bamboo shoots for packaging. Many of them felt that organic packaging should be implemented by other states as well. Take a look at some of the reactions:
That's why most of the north east states including Nagaland are environment friendly.Very rare to find organic vegetables in the market.— Trilochan Khuntia (@Trilochankhu7) July 3, 2023
I always respect our north east Indian brothers and sisters, because they always protect our mother nature.
I wish that every Indian would protect our soil, water, mountains and animals like them and learn lessons from them.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳 🙏— Namrata Srivastava (@Namrata38463290) July 4, 2023
This packing is very important from the point of view of the environment...— Priyanka Tiwari (@Priyank61019906) July 3, 2023
What did you think of the organic packaging from Nagaland? Tell us in the comments.
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