In this Davao City mall, banana leaves are used as wrapper for vegetables

Vina Araneta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 18 2019 09:41 PM

DAVAO CITY - A mall in Davao City has a unique style in wrapping vegetables.

Instead of plastics, banana leaves are used.

This is their way to reduce the garbage and to protect the environment.

“Mas okay ni siya kay makatabang sa kinaiyahan ma-prevent ang basura makatabang pud kay mahalin ang dahon dili malabay lang mapuslan pa," said consumer Grace de Jesus.

(This is better to reduce the garbage. This can also help banana farmers because the leaves can be sold and not be thrown away)

NCCC Mall Buhangin started this practice last April 2, 2019.

“Go Green is a sustainable project of NCCC, meeting the needs of the present sa future and this is also to support para mabawasan ang negative effects sa ating planeta,” said Arthur Torre, store manager of NCCC Mall Buhangin.

The mall also has a green lane for those shoppers who will bring their own baskets and eco-bags.

The mall advocates limiting the use of single-use plastics.