One of the most polluting elements in marine environments is, without a doubt, the plastic bags that end up becoming a death trap for aquatic wildlife.
Luckily, Kevin Kumala, a young Indonesian biologist, has developed a new type of bag made of yucca starch, that becomes food for fish if they end up in the water, and avoids polluting the sea.
While a plastic bag takes no less than 150 to 300 years to decompose, these yucca bags become compost for fish in 100 days, at the most.
But that is not all, or rather, that is just the beginning. In 2014, Kumala partnered up with Avani Eco to produce biodegradable products such as disposable food packaging made from sugar cane, and drinking straws made from cornstarch. All with the objective of keeping toxic waste away from the sea.