There are a lot of interesting things going on in the world of plastic recently. Not only are people starting to use less plastic in the first place, but they’re starting to recycle what they do use much more often. Some people are taking it even further and saying “to hell with regular plastic” as they invest in plastics made out of corn resin instead of oil byproducts. There are a lot of great benefits to using this stuff.
Obviously, the major benefit of using corn resin plastics is that they don’t require the input of oil. That’s a benefit that just about anyone can get behind. However, there is an added benefit to that lack of a reliance upon oil. Unlike regular plastic, these products also are able to biodegrade over time. Instead of sitting on the ground until the world explodes, these plastics will all be out of our hair in a reasonable amount of time. This is not only much better for the environment, but it is also much better for our peace of mind.
One great use of this corn resin plastic is this Biodegradable Watch by Sprout. I love that the green movement has become so normal these days that not everything “green” needs to have some stupid design plastered all over it talking about how “green” it is. This is a very simple, very elegant watch that goes with just about any type of outfit that you can muster. It even uses a mercury-free battery, which is part of a major shift in wanting more eco-friendly batteries. It’s a great addition to your green arsenal of clothing and accessories, and you really shouldn’t overlook things like this. I’m sure you can also find a ton of other products made out of the same type of resin that they make this watch out of.