What really happens to a PLA cup once you’re done with it?
While you may think you are doing the right thing, the waste may not end up in the right place. Why?
- PLA leads to lower quality compost
- PLA takes longer to break down than food + yard waste
- PLA is difficult to distinguish from non-biodegradable plastics. It is better for composters to remove all plastics than to accidentally include non-compostable plastics with PLA.
Steps you can take to make sure your efforts are met with success:
*If your composting facility won’t accept it, there is no reason to use it.
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