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We now have the ability to make plastic wear with a vegetable. A company called Avani Eco prides themselves on creating packaging with principles - or more specifically, with cassava. Avani Eco makes a variety of products from the cassava root that would normally be made of plastic. They provide anything at all that you would need for convenience in completely biodegradable and compostable form.

What plastic-free products do they make from Cassava?

Avani Eco was founded three years ago, and already has a spread of over 7 product lines. They make takeaway cups and boxes, wooden cutlery, paper straws, shopping, apparel and laundry bags. They even make ponchos, tableware and have a whole other line of cornstarch products. Every single one of their products is customizable, as well. This feature is extremely useful for businesses who still want the items that hold their products have their name on it.

How do these plastic-free products break down?

Their products can be recycled with paper, composed in a compost bin or pile, and even buried in the ground to biodegrade. Because there is more than one way to dispose of their items, people are more likely to dispose of them properly. Even if they do not, they will still biodegrade wherever they end up.

**What is cassava? **

The main ingredient in all of their products is the cassava root. But what exactly is cassava, and why did they choose to use it? Cassava has other names like yuca and tapioca. It is a tuberous starchy root. It has a brown exterior and a white interior.

They choose to use this plant because of its white interior, as well as its cheap production cost. It is also naturally occurring, so it helps the products biodegrade much more naturally.

The future of plastic.

Many cities and states across the country have a ban or a tax on plastic. Thankfully, companies are starting to use paper products instead of plastic and purchasing compostable materials. Every company and every business who start to make the transition away from plastics will help reduce the over 300 tons of plastic consumption worldwide. Small steps and useful innovation help bring us to a cleaner, healthier future.

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