PLA Biopolymer - The Good "Plastic"
100 percent compostable alternative to plastic disposables, PLA (polylactic acid, or biopolymer), is a vegetable-based product produced by NatureWorks®. These items are the perfect choice to minimize a business's or household’s impact on the environment.
Advantages of PLA disposables:
From Corn to PLA
Natural organisms are used in the process to convert corn starch into a biopolymer that can be used in the same manner as petroleum-based polymers but result in compostable, disposable products.
How does it compost?
Over time, in a commercial composting environment at about 140 degrees F. and 90 percent humidity, PLA disposables simply break down to compost.
For more information, please read NatureWorks Using NIR Sorting to Recycle PLA Bottles.