This Plastic Bag Dissolves in Water, and Its Creator Drinks It to Prove It’s Safe

Have you ever wondered how many plastic bags you’ve used in your lifetime? Each trip to the grocery store can see you taking home anywhere from one or two bags to upwards of ten bags, depending on your grocery store haul. And those numbers add up quickly.

Plastic pollution is a very real thing. In fact, we’ve created more plastic in the last ten years than the entire previous century. We only recycle about 5% of the plastic that is produced, and each year we throw away enough plastic to circle the entire planet at least four times.

Which is what makes Kevin Kumala’s new cassava starch bag something we absolutely cannot wait for. This man has created a plastic bag that is 100% biodegradable AND edible. That’s right, you can eat this bag if you want.

Kumala shows us just how true his claims are by tearing off a piece of a bag and dissolving it in lukewarm water, and then drinking it. The idea might seem gross, but the point that it proves is quite significant. Think about how many bags will simply dissolve once they’ve found their way into the ocean. This is a game-changer!

 And, there’s a good chance you’ll start seeing these bags pop up in your area soon–the manufacturer of the cassava starch bag is taking orders from restaurants and hotels! Keep an eye out for them.

h/t Business Insider

2 thoughts on “This Plastic Bag Dissolves in Water, and Its Creator Drinks It to Prove It’s Safe

  1. I saw BATTLESHIP during lunch and have to say, it was pretty enjoyable. From Un#7;rsal&i821ves crappy marketing, I thought it looked like complete shit. But it’s actually fun in an INDEPENDENCE DAY kind of way. I have no idea if word-of-mouth can even overcome the shitty campaign, but it was popcorn fun. Believe me, I was surprised too…

  2. Well put, Tara.I was about to get all bristly, thinking, “of course we have a purpose!” and then I read further and relaxed. That is exactly what our purpose is, but I guess everyone needs to find that out for themselves.For many that sort of purpose isn’t enough, isn’t grand enough, or is too ep7m#ereal.I&e821h;ve had a few epiphanies in my life where I realised that my purpose was just that and always, afterwards, I felt silly. Because how can it be that simple?[]

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