A couple of weeks ago, I was in Bali. My friend and I needed some drinks and snacks. So, we visited a convenience store. At the payment counter, after we paid for the items we chose, we asked for plastic bags to help carry our stash back to the villa where we were staying at. To our pleasant surprise, the staff informed us that they do not provide plastic bags. And offered a choice to buy recycle bag.
In Bali, plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic cups, and many more one-time use plastic items were no longer provided. This is a wonderful example to the rest of the world. But would have been so much better if they provided Envigreen Carrier Bags that are 100% Edible and Biodegradable.
What am I talking about? Read on or watch the videos to find out.
What Are EnviGreen Carrier Bags?
A startup owned by a man named Ashwath Hegde from Mangalore has created an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags. These are carrier bags that are biodegradable and edible!
Yes, you heard it right! Edible! It is made of ingredients that are so good that even he has eaten it.
Not only humans can eat the bags, but also animals. When ingested by animals, there will be no harm caused. This is good news! This means no more animal suffering should they accidentally consume this bag.
Here is a TedTalk video where Ashwath Hegde talks about the Envigreen bags. Amazing story of his green entrepreneurship journey, and how he created and introduced the edible and biodegradable bags to the world. He actually shows one of the bag dissolving in water!
And here is the product video by Envigreen. Shows the edible ingredients, dissolving one of the bags in water, and how the bag will biodegrade. Awesome!
What Is The EnviGreen Carrier Bag Made Of?
So why is this bag edible? What is it made of that humans and animals can eat it without harm?
First of all, the bags really look like plastic bags. The difference is they are made of organic material such as natural starch, vegetable oil derivatives, banana, potato, tapioca, corn, and flower oil. See? All edible stuff.
Plus, the manufacturing process is very different from that of plastic, cloth or paper bags. There are no chemicals used at all. Even paint on bags are natural and organic. Isn’t modern technology amazing?
When placed in a glass of water at room temperature, the bag will dissolve within a day. Add it to boiling water and it is gone within 15 seconds! And when left in the open, as most plastic bags will end up eventually, they will naturally degrade in less than 180 days.
Isn’t all this awesome?!
Are The EnviGreen Carrier Bag Officially Approved?
Yes, they are. But for now, it is only approved by The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). This is because the product was invented and produced in the Middle East and India. The KSPCB conducted various tests on the naturally made product, and found no issues.
A member of Hegde’s team also mentioned to the Times of India that “The bags have been boiled and burnt, and been tested for strength. All the organizations have given them a green signal.”
Where Can You Get an EnviGreen Carrier Bag?
As of the time of writing this piece of good news, as far as my research showed, there are only limited places where you can buy these bags. They are currently only available in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and certain parts of India (as of the time of this report).
It is hoped that this article can create more awareness of the availability of such a bag, and it can be made more available all over the world soon. Or at least the same type of product as this bag to be available to the rest of the world.
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Wishing you an awesome life filled with abundance, love and light.
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