IBM Creates Plastic From Plants 9 comments Comments Plastic could soon be made from plants. (AP) (User Submitted) – IBM has created a form of plastic that is made from plants, the company announced today. Researchers claim that the process can lead to the replacement of petroleum-based plastics that are killing our planet. "This discovery and new approach using organic catalysts could lead to well-defined, biodegradable molecules made from renewable resources in an environmentally responsible way," IBM said in a release. Not only earth-friendly, the new plastic parts would cost less as well. Read the full article.