The amount of plastic the world throws away is becoming a monumental problem as the discarded plastic bags, bottles and other trash accumulates in the oceans, waterways and sewer drains. This not only causes pollution, but an estimated 100 million marine animals are killed every year by strangulation by the bags, or because they mistake them for food and eat them.
But a man in India named Ashwath Hegde has just invented a sustainable plastic bag that may one day change all of that. He says he did so because he understands the need to eliminate the disposable bags, but many people in India cant afford to purchase reusable shopping bags.
Its one of the greatest inventions of our time, says a spokesman from MJH Innovations, an online retailer that sells eco-friend products such as [reusable shopping bags](https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Designs-Veggie-Shopping-Variety/dp/B014EG7EHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1480988878&sr=1-1&keywords=reusable+shopping+bags). Its forward thinking like this that will one day provide solutions for our environmental crisis.
The bags, which are called the EnviGreen Bag, are sustainable because unlike disposable plastic bags, they break down easily. Just thrown away, the bags will degrade in six months, and if theyre exposed to room temperature water, they only take a day to degrade. And it gets even better. If the bags are placed in a pot of boiling water, they dissolve instantly. The bags are made of nontoxic ingredients like vegetable oil derivatives, natural starch, banana, and tapioca, and are entirely edible.
The bags arent yet available in the US and there is no estimate when theyll be here, says the retailer, so people will have to continue to carry their [reusable shopping bags](https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Designs-Veggie-Shopping-Variety/dp/B014EG7EHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1480988878&sr=1-1&keywords=reusable+shopping+bags) until the new bags make their way here. So far, the bags are only being sold in Qatar and Abu Dhabi, and are scheduled to be released in India later this year.
About: MJH Innovations is seller of quality products that make peoples lives easier. It is their company philosophy that good products shouldnt cost a fortune, and they work hard to provide quality products to consumers for reasonable prices. Shoppers can find many of their products listed on Amazon Prime.