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Compostable Packaging Test: Natureworks Ingeo Corn Cups
I went to the website for the cups, which are made by Natureworks, and my initial frustration with the fact that the cup hadn’t broken down was allayed a bit by what is clearly quite a bit of thinking about how to make a sustainable, disposable product (hmm, I wish that was actually an oxymoron in our society).
But should we be using foods — which could be eaten by hungry people or even less hungry but still food-creating cows — to make packaging (or even fuel), considering the energy needed to grow those crops (mostly petroleum-based energy) in the first place? It seems wasteful, and that there should be a better way, so I did some digging: how green are these cups really?
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