I saw a report on some news show in Brisbane a couple of years ago, for the life of me I can't remember which one, that introduced the practical idea of making things like shopping bags and glad wrap from corn starch - complete with a display of a sample on the show. It was really promising Aussie invention and quite strong. Does anyone know anything more on this wonderful discovery, have you seen this plastic in use, can you name a company that has crossed over to this eco-friendly solution? I know it's available companies for use, infact places in europe are desperate to buy all they can get from Australia, Brittain especially, but it seems within Australia it's potential isn't being taken advantage of. Is this true and if so, can we do something about it with our local MP's, the government or by petitioning certain stores etc? I know South Africa totally banned non-enviro friendly shopping bags alltogether and places in europe have implemented high taxes to discourage companies from using the old plastics. Damned plastic bags and plastic products alltogether are such a huge problem, am I hoping for progress too quickly ?