More than 100 elephants in Thailand’s north make a 100-mile trek on foot to return home to their natural habitat

More than 100 elephants in Thailand have returned home to their natural habitat where they can learn to be more self-sufficient, according to Chiang Mai’s Save Elephant Foundation. It follows the closure of some elephant camps in Chiang Mai, and elsewhere in Thailand’s north, which have been affected by the drop in tourism due to Covid-19, leaving sanctuaries lacking in funds for the animals upkeep. … Continue reading More than 100 elephants in Thailand’s north make a 100-mile trek on foot to return home to their natural habitat

Thai supermarket uses banana leaf packaging to eliminate use of plastic

Thai supermarket Rimping is now using banana leaves as packaging instead of plastic. The leaves are used to hold together bunches of chillies, spring onions, and peppers, with a flexible piece of bamboo tied to keep everything in place. In tropical countries, banana leaves are a perfect alternative to plastic wraps as they’re readily available, and often get discarded otherwise. The Chiang Mai-based supermarket – … Continue reading Thai supermarket uses banana leaf packaging to eliminate use of plastic