There’s a growing market for disposable eating utensils. They have names like taterware or spudware — forks and knives can be made out of potato starch instead of plastic. You might buy the tableware believing its better for the environment. But, that depends on where you toss it out.
Judy Adams is shopping for cutlery at Whole Foods in Sacramento. She compares two packets of disposable forks. One is made out of recycled plastic. The other is made out of corn starch.
“Compostable versus recyclable? What does that mean? Where does it say?,”