Belu Natural Mineral Water launched the UK’s first biodegradable and compostable plastic bottle. The revolutionary bottle is made from a 100% renewable resource – corn - and can be commercially composted back to soil in 12 weeks. In nature its degradation period makes from 9 months to a year. Still in the UK commercial utilization of such products has not been organized. The so-called "corn polymer" is imported from the USA. Another disadvantage is the cover of the bottle made of traditional plastic. The “bio-bottle” is the latest initiative from London-based Belu, an environmental initiative which contributes 100% of its net profits to clean water projects.