November 26, 2009

Going bananas

I find this strange and the language funny ( inadvertently so)

Banana leaves for eating are meant to be eco friendly or aren't they?

10 comments:

starry eyed said...

Idiotic, I say, to call it eco-friendly. As idiotic as putting tender coconut water in tetrapaks!

artnavy said...

starry-
tell me about it
i can only think of its being useful say in places where banana plants do not grow- but some Tamil feast is being planned- maybe a virundu in in Siberia

are there any Indians in Siberia?

ChoxBox said...

ridiculous!

Hema said...

Hey...only this morning I saw the ad in "anantha vikatan" and was wondering what was so 'eco-friendly' about it! As starry-eyed says it is as idiotic as selling tender-cocnut water in tetra packs. Worse, I saw 'peeled' (that is the outer -green- layer)coconuts wrapped in plastic in some super markets...!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Good question! I am still thinking about it!

Anonymous said...

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Beena

AA_Mom said...

Although I am all for eco - friendly, Banana leaves have a few disadvtgs:

-> Are not available widely
-> Have a limited shelf life
-> They tear very easily and many get discarded for this reason.

So if this product can overcome these issues AND be eco friendly, I am sure it will find its place in the sun. Better than those Thermacol or paper plates right?

Liked your post though :)

AA_Mom said...

Although I am all for eco - friendly, Banana leaves have a few disadvtgs:

-> Are not available widely
-> Have a limited shelf life
-> They tear very easily and many get discarded for this reason.

So if this product can overcome these issues AND be eco friendly, I am sure it will find its place in the sun. Better than those Thermacol or paper plates right?

Liked your post though :)

artnavy said...

aa's mom
agree om some counts

dried leaf dhonnais and plates are better alternatives- tendu/ mandharai leaf of something if i recall

Doli said...

I believe the person who is selling the paper leaves was not comparing to the real banana leaves. In the US, we don't get banana leaves where I stay so probably he made it for people like us who want the feel of a real banana leaf but have no way of getting it?