packaging http://michiganradio.org en It's not so easy to get rid of that potato fork http://michiganradio.org/post/its-not-so-easy-get-rid-potato-fork <p>Have you ever seen those plastic forks or spoons made from corn or potatoes? It&rsquo;s a big trend right now.</p><p>They&rsquo;re compostable. So in theory... this tableware breaks down into a dark, rich material that&rsquo;s really good for gardening.</p><p>So you get the convenience of disposable plastic... without adding to the big pile of plastic trash.</p><p>But here&rsquo;s where things get tricky.</p><p>Liz Shoch is with the <a href="http://www.sustainablepackaging.org/">Sustainable Packaging Coalition</a>. She&#39;s working with companies to rethink the way they package their products.</p><blockquote><p><br />&ldquo;One of the things we say a lot currently is there is no sustainable package and that goes for compostable packaging too. There&rsquo;s always tradeoffs.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 03 May 2011 15:06:59 +0000 Rebecca Williams 2323 at http://michiganradio.org It's not so easy to get rid of that potato fork