Biodegradable products did not come about over night, they took a lot of extensive in depth research, years of development and testing, but now biodegradable products are becoming very popular. Years of development and researching allowed the creation of a plastic like material totally environmentally friendly 100% biodegradable and natural, a patented mix and process manufacturing system using readily available and completely renewable resources such as rice husks and bamboo helped create this product.
Biodegradable products in summary are 'earth friendly' and there are many different products available. One of the most common are garden pots and planters.
Some of the properties of these pots (and kitchen products) are:
100% environmentally friendly and natural
Very hygienic making them suitable for use with foods
Can resist extreme temperatures making them freezer and oven proof
They are also microwavable
Oil, Acid and Alkali resistant
Elegant in style and finish with contemporary designs often used
The most common material these are manufactured with is Bamboo Pulp.
Above I stated one of the properties being the resistance to extreme temperatures, that is why these also make very good kitchen products (for example: dishware, cutlery, picnic ware, food storage containers).
In fact you can even purchase Biodegradable Pens... should you feel the need to.
You will find more and more companies all the time dealing with these types of products, especially as environmental awareness rises, a really big product they offer is Biodegradable Packaging, this is becoming increasingly popular and used by a lot of companies world wide.