DIY: Make your own Bio-plastic
More and more companies are using bioplastic instead of regular plastic these days for the sake of the consumers and the environment. What is bioplastic, you ask? Bioplastic is a form of plastic that is derived from renewable sources, such as vegetable oils or corn starch.
Common plastics are instead derived from fossil fuels, such as petroleum which means they rely more on scarce fossil fuels and produce more greenhouse gas, thus worsening our environment. They also never biodegrade - every piece of regular plastic ever made still exists today! On the other hand, most bioplastics are biodegradable, which is one way they are safer and better. For example, our biodegradable cups are all certified to biodegrade in an industrial compost facility.