CAN A PLASTIC BAG BE DRINKABLE?
In Indonesia, bioconvenient and drinkable bags have started to be produced.
As of January 1, 2019, the new legislation on commonly used plastic bags came into force. According to the new application, which brings many discussions together, those who want to use plastic bags in grocery shopping are now paying 25 cents. The main objective of the application is to reduce the environmental impact of unconscious plastic. Because plastic dissolves in nature in 400 years. It contains many harmful chemicals because it is derived from oil.
In some Asian countries, drinkable bags were produced to remove plastic from everyday life. These sachets produced from cassava plants, which are commonly found in Africa, Latin America and Asia, have started to be used in Indonesia. The bags are produced from vegetable starch and melt in a few minutes when placed in warm water. This liquid becomes potable by mixing the plant extract with water.
Kevin Kumala, a biology graduate and the brain behind innovation, started thinking in Bali and noticed drivers wearing vinyl poncho. He noticed that many of these non-segregated ponchos were worn several times, only to be thrown away and destroyed in a dump. Bali suffers from plastic spills from the ocean, especially from China and Indonesia, and large amounts of waste that meet on its beaches.
After this enlightening experience, Kumala and his friend began working on bio-plastics and made a unique discovery with their recipes of cassava starch, vegetable oil and organic resins. According to CNN, the result was a 100% bio-based material that was biodegradable, biodegradable and fertilized, instantly disintegrating in hot water on land or at sea. This led Kumala to start his own company. This company was founded in 2014 under the name Avani Eco.
Regardless of whether you take a sip of this dissolved material, you cannot deny how interesting it is to imagine a world in which plastics dissolve. It is a war against those who pollute marine life, beaches and soil. This can be a new reality as researchers continue to develop promising new products.
These biodegradable and renewable products can also be used as fertilizers.
We believe that the claims that plastic no longer harm the nature and cannot be recycled should end. Only at least six new recycling methods emerged in nine months of this year. Based on this, we hope that the vending machines mentioned in our previous issues will come into force as soon as possible.