Danimer Scientific, a biotechnology manufacturer that employs 101 people in sleepy Bainbridge, Georgia, may seem an unlikely partner for a Swiss multinational that happens to be the world’s largest food company, but Danimer recently became just that. In January, Nestlé officially enlisted the small producer of biodegradable and compostable polymers to develop a bottle made of something other than petroleum-based plastic. The corporate giant, which has a market capitalisation of more than $283 billion, sells bottled water all over the world, including the Poland Springs and Zephyrhills brands in the United States. And the plastic bottles it comes in have become an environmental scourge and a public relations problem.  Nestlé is one of two dozen giant consumer brands ge...