Pioneer created the world?s first writeonce
Blu-ray Disc prototype based on cornstarch.
"Replacement of conventional petroleum-based discs with
cornstarch-based discs will reduce consumption of limited fossil fuel
resources. Moreover, the cornstarch base is produced via photosynthesis,
which consumes carbon dioxide and thereby promotes reduction of global warming", says
An ear of corn is expected to yield about 10 discs. Also, the discs exert far less
environmental impact after they are discarded than discs currently on the