November 5, 2004 An environmentally friendly plastic water bottle made from corn is to go on sale early in 2005. Claimed to be 100% degradable in commercial composting environments. Biota contains naturally filtered Rocky Mountain spring water direct from Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Standard soda and water beverage containers are made from petroleum-based products which do not degrade in similar composting conditions. With crude oil hovering around US $50 a barrel, plastic made from corn is also an important economic alternative. Not only is corn a more planet-friendly option (from production to disposal), but the cost of using corn is roughly even with petroleum-based bottles.