February 16, 2023 0

PLA Plastic Straws Do Not Biodegrade

Plastic straws are being adopted throughout the world and many plastic straw producers are switching to polylactic acid (PLA )plastic straws.
To biodegrade, PLA requires a laundry list of conditions to effectively break down.
Specifically – oxygen, a temperature of 140+ degrees, and a 2/3 cocktail of organic substrate.
You cannot expect your PLA straw to biodegrade in your local dump, let alone your backyard compost heap.


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