The Indonesian biologist, Kevin Kumala, has come up with an innovative idea to eradicate plastic bags: cassava bags that serve as fish food in the oceans. They could serve as an alternative to the time plastic bags take to disintegrate.
“The inventor of this product was born and lived his first years in Bali, accompanied by beautiful beaches and paradisiacal landscapes, however, life offered him the opportunity to study Biology in the United States where he lived for ten years”, according to Libertad y Pensamiento.
When Kumala returned to his country after finishing his studies he encountered polluted beaches with plastic. This is how he was inspired to create something new and eco-friendly that would change this reality.
Then, Avani Eco was born, a company that produces disposable packaging with both physical and visual appearances to conventional plastic. “The idea is so innovative that it has received the award for environmental responsibility and aims to become the leading product and substitute for plastic bags that take almost an eternity to disintegrate”, the aforementioned website said.