Generation T


Kevin Kumalaputra

Founder of Nirwana Alam H

This Bali-based Chief Green Officer champions the replacement of plastic through his sustainable packaging start-up Avani and its plant-based products. With a background in biological sciences and business administration, Kevin first invented eco-friendly rain ponchos in 2010 with imported materials before turning to Indonesia’s abundance of cassava to create biodegradable plastic bags. Now producing around 600kg of bio-plastics per day in the form of 36 earthfriendly products, Avani has replaced around 6,000 tonnes of plastics as of 2016.