biodegradable and compostable PLA Salad Bowl/ PLAFruit Containers
What is PLA?
PLA stands for Polylactic acid and is made from corn starch. Lactic acid is made from Dextrose by fermentation.
Dextrose is made from corn starch, and corn starch is made from carbon dioxide and water.
PLA can be formed into a variety of products. Corn plastic products look and feel like traditional petroleum based plastic, but they are biodegradable and compostable.
What is the difference between regular plastic and PLA plastic?
Regular plastic is made from petroleum that is pollutant and have toxins; while PLA is from derived from corn based resin, which is nontoxic and renewable resource.
Regular plastic takes approximately 400 years to degrade, leaving toxicity in the environment. PLA plastic biodegrades in less than 60 days, and it is 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Regular plastic can be recycled or thrown away; PLA plastic can’t be recycled will biodegrade in less than 60 days in a commercial composting facility. It will take longer at home composting facility.
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