1. Why is PLA also called plastic corn? Because PLA is made from cornstarch and is derived from naturally renewable energy sources, people call it plastic corn.
2. How does the PLA decompose? In the compost environment, PLA will be decomposed into lactic acid. When the polymer is decomposed, lactic acid will be swallowed by bacteria and then converted into water and carbon dioxide.
3. How long does it take for the PLA to break down? It takes about 90-180 days depending on the size and thickness of the product and in the composting environment.
4. What is a compost environment? Compostable environment refers to theexistence of three main elements:High temperature (58-70°C), high humidity, bacteria