Yogurt Containers and Snack Bags Made From Corn?

Is packaging made from corn too noisy? Is it even good for the environment? Plastic made from corn seems to be the new trend for companies that want an alternative to petroleum-based plastic packaging. Last year, Pepsico's Frito Lay introduced a new PLA (polylactic acid) bag for its SunChips snacks, and last week Stonyfield Yogurt announced new PLA containers for its multi-packs. But how well does PLA work? And is it as safe and eco-friendly as these companies would have you believe? ...more

Great post, thanks! Very informative. I wanted to mention that polystyrene is being recycled ...more