Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ section! Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about our products, services, and policies. We understand that you may have questions, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions.


1How is an Avani Cassava bag different from a plastic bag?
The bag is compostable and biodegradable. It is made mainly from cassava starch and contains zero petroleum-based components, so it won’t break down into microplastics.
2What is the bag for?
It can be used as a replacement for conventional plastic bags to carry dry goods.
3Can I reuse the bag?
Yes, we suggest using it as many times as possible.
4How long is the shelf-life?
Up to 2 years if stored in its original-sealed protective PE packing. Once the PE packing is opened, the shelf life of cassava bags shortens to less than 1 year when stored in ideal storage conditions.
5How to store it?
Since the bag is made from natural materials, proper storage is important. Keep the bag in the original packaging when not in use. Store inside a closed container and at a normal room temperature, avoid high humidity and direct contact with sunlight, air conditioner, and water.
6How to dispose of it?
Our bags are also able to dissolve in roughly 80 degrees hot water. However, the best end-of-life is to compost. We can compost in our own backyard or simply use the Takakura home composting method. It will take around 180 days to decompose, depending on the condition of the composting setup. In its worst-case scenario, if the bags end up in landfills, they will eventually be bio-degraded in months without harming the environment since the bags don't contain any plastic.
7Can I customize the cassava bag?
Absolutely. Whether you want to make it loud or keep it neutral, we can help you customize the bags to bring your brand to life.
8What is the printing ink made from?
The ink is alcohol-based and heavy metal-free.
9What is the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)?
You can purchase Avani generic cassava bag (non-customized) as small as one pack, or 50-200 pieces depending on the type and size. For custom bags, the MOQ is from 10.000 pieces depending on bag specification.