Polylactide is this wonderful material made about a century ago that can solve the non-biodegradable plastic problems we have! just FYI. I have to admit that the pastic forks and spoons made from this material kind of taste funny, but it really just adds the taste of corn to your food. Plus, it's a lot better for the environment!
So, next time you have a party with disposable plastic dishes, remember: No waxed paper, and Polyactide forks, spoons, and knives.