] Wild Oats Markets Inc. became the first grocery store in
] the United States to roll out a new type of "green"
] packaging which looks like plastic but turns into compost
] after disposal.
] Unofficially called the "Corntainer" in the natural food
] chain's 11 Pacific Northwest stores where it is being
] tested, the clear packaging is made from corn rather than
This reminds me of those biodegradable packing peanuts. I worked for a company that made those things (along with bubble wrap and the regular styrofoam peanuts) and did you know how they make them? They put the "un-puffed" corn pellets (i'm not sure how those were made) into a machine that actually made cheese puffs! Isn't that cool?! Anyway that whole area smelled like cereal and we had a SERIOUS bird problem back there.
I like the idea of biodegradable packaging, and I'm glad they are putting the idea to other uses.
CNN.com - 'Corntainer' plastic hits the market - Jun. 13, 2003