Biodegradable Plastics

Biodegradable plastics are made from renewable raw materials such as vegetable oils and corn starch, or from petrochemicals containing additives which enhance their biodegradation. They are considered more eco-friendly because they can break down within 3-6 months, or within one year, where as traditional plastics can take thousands of years to decompose. However this rapid rate of degradation only occurs when composted in a commercial grade composter.