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These Next-Gen Plastic Bags Made from Vegetables Could Solve Our Plastic Pollution Problem

These Next-Gen Plastic Bags Made from Vegetables Could Solve Our Plastic Pollution Problem

Greenhope is on a mission to help end plastic pollution by using more sustainable consumption and production technologies. It has created a new plastic source with the creation of Ecoplas, a cassava-based plastic that is 100% biodegradable and renewable (bio-based) from tapioca.

The roots that are used from the cassava trees are not considered a staple food in Indonesia, therefore it doesn’t disrupt the food chain – unlike some bioplastics made from edible crops, such as corn. This next-gen of plastics is sourced from farmer cooperatives across Indonesia who reportedly receive a “Fair for Life”-certified trade price for their work.



Ecoplas has been used to make shopping bags, landfill covers, garbage bags, dog waste bags, packaging, tissue packaging, and hangers, etc. In most cases, Ecoplas should biodegrade in less than a year rather than hundreds, and will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, according to Greenhope.

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