Bags made out of cassava root in Indonesia could mitigate the environmental impact of packaging

Although some progress has been made, limiting the use of plastic bags in a handful of cities won't be enough to stop their harmful effects on the environment. An estimated 1 trillion plastic bags are used in one year. In Indonesia, a company by the name of Avani is proposing a different solution to this problem through its creation of bioplastic bags.

These bags are made from a natural ingredient, cassava root. Over time, the bags biodegrade, not leaving any toxins behind. They even dissolve in hot water, breaking down into water and carbon dioxide. Afterward, the water is even safe enough to drink.

These bioplastic bags serve the same function as plastic bags—looking and feeling the same. Their only real difference is they do no harm to the environment and are even safe enough for animals to consume. Therefore, they can easily used and discarded guilt-free.

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Although some progress has been made, limiting the use of plastic bags in a handful of cities won't be enough to stop their harmful effects on the environment. An estimated 1 trillion plastic bags are used in one year. In Indonesia, a company by the name of Avani is proposing a different solution to this problem through its creation of bioplastic bags.

These bags are made from a natural ingredient, cassava root. Over time, the bags biodegrade, not leaving any toxins behind. They even dissolve in hot water, breaking down into water and carbon dioxide. Afterward, the water is even safe enough to drink.