|August 12, 2004, as reported
by just-food.com: A biodegradable plastic that will decompose
in your compost heap within a month has won a top Australian science
prize. Plantic Technologies plastic bag will dissolve in water or
breakdown in compost and can be molded like common petrochemical plastics.
Plantic plastic is already used by UK confectioner Cadbury Schweppes
for its packaging trays, and other European confectioners are testing
the product. The cornstarch-derived ‘plastic’ bag was
awarded the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Industry.