Petroleum-based plastic is the bane of the eco-world, yet it's everywhere ... especially in products made for kids. But there are alternatives ... vegetable-based plastics that give you the form and function of the pol-based variety with out the environmental destruction and health concerns. But I never knew I could make the stuff at home until I learned how from Ravi at Green Business Show.  

In this video, Ravi teaches us how to make plastic from potatoes using potatoes (you guessed it!), white vinegar, baking soda and water. The project is based on an instructable by Brandon121233.  

How to Make Potato Plastic from Ravi Carlson on Vimeo.

Make your own eco-plastic from potatoes
Who needs petroleum when you can make your own potato plastic at home?