The Cassava Plant
The cassava plant is now considered one of the most promising resources in the plastic-free world due to its sustainability. This nutty-flavoured, starchy root vegetable - similar to a potato - is predominately used for food, animal feed, and industrial purposes.
303 million tonnes of cassava are grown annually. It is a resilient crop that can tolerate drought, poor soil, and high temperatures. Consequently, it is a valuable resource for small-scale farmers in regions where other crops may fail.
To maintain the sustainability of this resource, sustainable farming practices such as agroforestry and intercropping are employed to improve soil health and promote biodiversity. The use of cassava in bio-resin and other value chains helps to support economic development while ensuring the long-term sustainability of cassava production. At Cassava Bags Australia, we use only non-food grade cassava.
The Science at Cassava Bags Australia
Cassava Bags Australia is dedicated to engineering sustainable solutions for replacing single-use plastic products. Our purpose-built laboratories and facilities are equipped with the latest instrumentation to develop innovative alternatives to traditional plastic products.
Our team employs a diverse range of techniques and technologies to interpret cassava starch research data and translate scientific findings into manufacturable solutions. We use state-of-the-art technology specialised in finding sustainable alternatives to traditional single-use plastic products.
Throughout our product development processes, we conduct rigorous testing to ensure the quality of the formulas developed for our bio-resin meets the requirements required to comply with Australian state and federal environmental regulations.
We are committed to continued research and development to expand our range of products further.
Cassava Bags are 100% No Plastic
Our cassava-based bags are designed to be as eco-friendly as possible. As they break down, they do not release toxins, chemicals or microplastics (as our bags are not made from plastic but from Cassava Starch, as seen in these lab test reports) into the environment. Instead, they decompose into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass, which are all naturally occurring substances. Our bags are also safe for aquatic life, which means they won't cause harm if they end up in water bodies. We're committed to transparency and sustainability in all our operations and ensure our products align with these values.
Our cassava-based bags are not only biodegradable but are also fully compostable and compliant with AS 5810 Home Compostable and AS 4736 Industrial Compostable standards. As well as EN 13432 standards which means they meet stringent international standards for compostability.
The Future of Cassava Bio Resin Properties
As a forward-thinking company, Cassava Bags Australia is continually researching and developing new sustainable solutions for reducing plastic waste. Our company focuses heavily on innovation and progresses towards a more sustainable future. With over 50 global technical resources, our unified research and development team offers businesses more than 100 years of combined expertise in specialised starch compounding and creativity to deliver solutions that replace problematic plastics.
We are committed to continued research and development to expand our range of products further. Our commitment to innovation and sustainability positions CBA to make a significant impact in the industry.