Can a cassava bioplastic fight pollution?

Updated 11:22 AM ET, Tue January 17, 2017
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Garbage dump in Bali, Indonesia. The island has earned a reputation as a tourist paradise but has suffered with high levels of plastic pollution. SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Avani Eco produces four tons of cassava bioplastic a year, which is used to produce a wide range of products including food packaging. Avani Eco
The material is also used to produce drinking straws. Avani Eco
Avani Eco has allied with "Bye Bye Plastic Bags" campaigners Melati and Isabel Wijsen to lobby the Balinese government to control plastic pollution.

As of 2018, conventional plastic bags will be banned on the island.
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