It may sometimes seem over-simplified, but the problem of plastic pollution in the seas and waters of our planet can be summed up in a simple harmful “cycle” that goes from man to water and ends up largely in the stomach. aquatic creatures, which we ourselves eat.
Fish and other organisms directly bear the costs of what humans produce, do not recycle properly, and let go in lakes, rivers, and seas. And the problem is, this “cycle”, at the end of the day, is harmful to us too.
The awareness of the issue is growing: many are those who are aware of the urgency of concrete action. Among these, there are some which are carriers of truly laudable initiatives, which deserve to be underlined. The “green” idea of Indonesian biologist Kevin Kumala is a good example.
After spending years in the United States, Kumala returned to Bali, his homeland. Here, the situation of plastic pollution in the seas stirred him so much that he and his company Avani eco encouraged him to think about innovative and ecological solutions.
This is the bag I am not plastic, a bag of cassava, a plant that grows in abundance in the Southeast Asian areas. As often happens in these cases, eco-sustainable inventions aim to replace everyday objects, and bags are among the most widespread.
But the bags designed by Kumala go further. They are not limited to being produced without oil, but also serve as food for fish and humans. Yes: being easily degradable and compostable, if these bags end up in the stomach of the fish, they can be digested without any problem.
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The product caused a sensation, not only because of its economic aspect (it does not cost more than a traditional plastic bag), but also because Kevin Kumala has shown that I am not plastic, in contact with water, dissolves and can literally be drunk.
To continue with such projects means to have at heart the well-being of our planet, more and more exhausted and destroyed by the recklessness of man. The specific case of Indonesia – where around 3.2 million tonnes of plastic end up on seas and coasts – is not the only emergency. In the world, the problem is bigger and bigger, and every little act can help build a better future.
source used: Avani eco