Fantastic Plastic

| May / June 2003

Two new lines of plastic dinnerware are redefining the idea of biodegradability. EarthShell?s plates and bowls, which have made their way into a few McDonald?s and Wal-Mart outlets, biodegrade in 60?90 days?three to five times faster than paper products, reports ReadyMade (Fall 2002). And Plantic Technologies? corn-based bioplastic literally dissolves before your eyes in about an hour?just add water.