The can compost in 180 days. However, the material is therefore fragile and may start to deteriorate in the summer sun if left, say, for weeks in a store window.
Cereplast mixes U.S.-farmed corn, wheat, and potato with tapioca grown in Africa and Asia. There may be more of some plant starches than others, depending upon prices at a given time. That flexibility helps the company to absorb market shifts and dampen costs. Also in the resin are some 10 compostable materials including organic nano-clays.
February 4, 2008 4:00 AM PST
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