That was a tough read. I'm surprised that composting is such a loss leader. I'd be curious to learn more about the carbon cycle for biodegradable plastics. If they replaced most of our conventional, recyclable plastics, such as yogurt containers, shampoo bottles, etc., would that at least fare better in landfills? And what if manufacturers were incentivized through the marketplace to switch to packaging that "accomplishes more" (i.e. paper, cardboard and metals)? Perhaps lessening our dependence on plastics would help keep recycling viable(?).