The Dieline has an image of a rather unremarkable plastic bottle with some very remarkable features — mainly, the ability to deteriorate completely in less than 5 years.

The problem with plastic bottles is the fact that they remain around for a gajillion years after you’ve tossed them out and often times they end up in places like the great Pacific garbage patch. Hopefully with this new technology, maybe we can help reduce the plastic build-up with bottled waters.