Rice treats, Bangkok
Folks, we’re swimming in plastic—literally. We human beings have produced so many plastic bags and plastic gadgets, we’ve tossed so many plastic containers and plastic wraps onto the ground and into the sea, the stuff is turning up in every place it shouldn’t be (look at the contents of these poor creatures’ stomachs).
Some cultures are saying, No More! Vendors are quitting the bag habit, and governments are forcing users to pay. (Meanwhile, some bloggers are taking note of exceptional places that never got caught in the craze.) My post on Thailand’s plastic attack is scheduled to run today in Food Culture on The Faster Times. Have a look at the story and take a photographic trip (below) through Thailand and India, side by side. Notice the contrast?
Fresh fruit, leaf cups, Kolkata
Market vegetables, Bangkok
Bengali sweets, cardboard box, Kolkata
Street snacks, Bangkok
Crispy rice, paper wrapping, Darjeeling
Tea cups, terracotta, Kolkata