Peru’s Obsession with Plastic Bags

The Most intriguing thing I have experienced in Peru was being handed my gaseosa ie my soft drink or soda in a clear plastic baggie knotted at the top.  During my travels I have found it very intriguing how Peruvian’s use plastic baggies for nearly everything.  They use them for nearly everything.  I suspect this is normal for most undeveloped countries as they are a cheap means of packaging.

I have to admit it is a little strange I have to say as I know they have styro foam containers at the chifa restaurants and at most of the pollo braserias for take out meals.  But when I go to the market for a meal to go they always pack my drink or beverage in a clear plastic baggie knotted at the top.  I have to say the only place I have actually drank them is from the Pizza Palace in Lima Center after walking home.

Its just different but for me I prefer a paper cup…..Usually I would prefer an ice chilled glass beer stein however!

An interesting note is that when I go to the market now I usually get the drink while I am waiting for my food but they usually put an extra bagged drink in with my order anyway…..bagged drinks hmmmmmmmmmm…..I thought this would be a funny post for tonight…

 

Cheers!

 

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