No plastic straws? No problem! TN tender coconut sellers find ingenious replacements

The News Minute reports:

When one door closes, another opens. While the plastic ban that was announced by the Tamil Nadu Government six months ago came into effect from January 1, 2019, might have come down hard on one section of people, there are those who are finding interesting alternatives to replace plastic. While a lot of folks have started switching to mandarai leaves, banana leaves and betel nut plates for packing food and such items, these tender coconut sellers from southern Tamil Nadu have found ingenious ways to replace plastic straws. Use papaya stalk to serve fresh, cool tender coconut. From papaya stalks to bamboo stems, they are leaving no cylindrical objects untouched.

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