Compostable utensils are ones that are made of natural materials, such as cornstarch or potato starch. They are still a type of plastic, but because they are made from natural materials that are found in agriculture, they are known as bioplastics. These types of plastics decompose much more readily than traditional plastics that are derived from petroleum. Therefore, they are considered to be more eco-friendly than traditional plastics.
One of the business industries in which compostable products can be used the most is in the food industry. Both dine-in and takeout restaurants have the opportunity to incorporate eco-friendly products into their operations in the form of plates and cutlery.