Everything You Need to Know About PLA (Polylactic Acid)

Everything You Need to Know About PLA (Polylactic Acid)

PLA has become the popular alternative to everyday packaging items like clear cups and containers – and for good reasons!

Producing PLA uses 68% less energy, it’s biodegradable and compostable and it’s made from renewable plant starches such as corn, beets and wheat.  Just what the eco-conscious want to hear!

Proper care, storage and disposal of PLA are important details to consider when using this product though.  Below are some essential things every PLA user should be aware of:

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Interested in switching from plastic to PLA?  Check out our range of PLA cups and containers.


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Looking for a commercial composting facility in Cape Town?  You can contact Emile at Ywaste on emile@ywaste.co.za or 082 537 0976 or Zero to Landfill Organics on melanie@ztlorganics.co.za or 083 696 5138.



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