Earthshell Opens First Bioplastic Factory in Missouri

Yesterday, the first factory dedicated to manufacturing EarthShell´s biodegradable packaging products opened in Missouri. Senator Christopher S. ''Kit'' Bond cut the ribbon on the factory. EarthShell is a proprietary composite made from natural limestone and starch from potatoes, wheat or corn. The new packaging poses substantially fewer risks to wildlife than polystyrene foam packaging because it biodegradable when exposed to moisture in nature, physically disintegrates in water when crushed or broken, and can be composted in a commercial facility. EarthShell dinnerware is now being sold in Schnuck Markets in the Midwest and Smart & Final stores on the West Coast and will soon be available in other areas. :: Earthshell via Business Wire