Avani was established in the year of 2014 spearheaded by individuals who strive to be difference makers utilizing technology as a solution to combat the global epidemic of plastic pollution. Avani provides a game-changing compostable bioplastic made from cassava starch as well as a full range of sustainable food packaging and hospitality products made from renewable resources.
Through years of research and development prior to its launch, Avani have came up with groundbreaking technology that enables them to replace the otherwise disposable plastic products which take hundreds and even thousands of years to be decomposed by Mother nature by using renewable resources made from plants. Parallel to that, as a social impact enterprise, we are committed to exercise good corporate governance through our business practices as well as adopting the Triple Bottom Line approach in assuring the sustainability of our business.
GLOBAL SCALE PLASTIC PROBLEM
The plastic waste problem has become a global epidemic and increasingly threatening the existence of Earth and living beings. Some 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic has entered the global waste stream since large-scale production began in the 1950s, and around 79 percent of that is now in landfills or scattered across the oceans.
HOW ABOUT IN INDONESIA?
Indonesia lies at the heart of the Coral Triangle that its incredibly rich coral reef ecosystem supports crucial fishery, provide food security for millions and are a growing draw for tourist. However, Indonesia is the second biggest marine plastic polluter in the world. Just in Indonesia alone, we are consuming about 93 million of plastic straws a day, and the straw length combined is equivalent to go around the Equator in two and a half days. What a sad phenomenon!
What Can You Do to Reverse the Trend?
PT Nirwana Alam Hijau (under trade name of Avani) provides the alternative solution to the plastic waste problem made from waste to worth by offering 100% sustainable disposable packaging and compostable plastic alternatives. By focusing to replace single-use plastic products, the company offers:
- Bio-cassava bag that has passed Oral Toxicity Test
- Bio-box made from bagasse and 100% compostable
- Bio-cutlery made from FSC certified wooden
- Bio-straw and cups from FSC certified paper and 100% compostable PLA
- Bio-poncho made purely from corn, soy, and sunflower seeds that will become compost in less than 90 days
We are MAJOR supporters of the 3R; and in a perfect utopia everybody in Indonesia would stop using single-use plastic products – but unfortunately the mantra of 3R has been preached in this nation for decades without much success. Thus we believe REPLACING them with non-petroleum based products would provide a more practical method for customers and businesses to adopt in order for this nation to break out from this epidemic.