2 results found
27 votesConcept Amenities shared this idea ·
An error occurred while saving the commentConcept Amenities commented
Do not confuse compost facilities with waste in landfills. Helen is correct. Compost facilities should only accept 100% compostable products. The corn in corn-based PLA plastic is only not 100% biodegradable because the plastic in the product does not biodegrade, only the corn does. That said, technology does exist to make 100% biodegradable plastic that will biodegrade in landfill. Ecopure for example is an enzyme additive that renders plastic biodegradable in landfill. It too will not biodegrade in a compost facility (or in the woods or a lakeshore for that matter). But it is a solution... and it is 100% biodegradable in landfill. Therefore, this is a valid solution to provide plastic food containers, and hotel shampoo bottles, that are biodegradable in landfill. Keep plastic out of compost facilities.