Product Watch

April 2001 Issue

Earth Friendly Disposables: Responsible, If Costly

The Buzz: Each year, Americans throw away 113 billion so-called disposable cups, 39 billion utensils and 29 billion plates. And that’s not counting 50 billion plastic bags used to dispose of kitchen trash and yard refuse. Such a volume of plastic and paper "disposables" takes years, if ever, to degrade in landfill. To the rescue: Biocorp, a manufacturer of biodegradable products with an aim to help ease the problem. The Basics: Biocorp bags—for household and yard—are made from a fully biodegradable

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