Potential
No, I am not talking about potato shaped knives or forks, but cutlery made for a mixture of potato starch and soybean oil. Spudware as it is called, is as strong as plastic can be reused, and when disposed, biodegrades in as little as 180 days.

Implications - This is a great alternative to plastic cutlery, which stays in landfills for an extended period of time. The great thing is, this eco-friendly innovation is as tough as its formalists, and it biodegrades in just 180 days! It is also waterproof, meaning you can reuse the pieces for however long you wish to. Sounds like a college student's dream if you ask me.