Video: How compostable plastic works

January 10, 2019, American Chemical Society
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Due to the demands of eco-conscious consumers, manufacturers are making more and more disposable plastic products from compostable polylactic acid.

However, there are a few things everyone should know before tossing these plastics in the compost bin.

In this , Reactions explains how becomes compost:

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not rated yet Jan 10, 2019
So, for now, the best thing to do with this 'green' plastic is to throw it away, least one have a surprise in one's compost bin or screw up regular plastic recycling. Brilliant!!

Seems to me that we're not going to solve this plastic problem until we have a technology where we can grind up just about any type of plastics, mix them together, apply the right catalysts and refine out new raw stocks. Any 'new' plastics that make another type to sort out is making things worse.

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