So how long have we been promised biodegradable plastics? So maybe we've had them for a while, but what about useful biodegradable plastic? I'd really like to see if this product from Teijin really pans out.
On a side note, I see that they imply that their resins don't need microbe bearing soil to decompose. Then, at the end of the article, they show pictures of samples from tests done in compost. They got rid of the soil, but not the microbes. The insistance on photodegradable does offer interesting options. Rather than requiring burial in a landfill, this material will supposedly decompose even if unburied and left in the sun. Sounds like a good description of litter to me.