Monday, December 22, 2008

PLA, Bioplastics

Charlies fruit juices are coming in biodegradable plastic bottles now. Yay! commercial use of bioplastics.

The bottle points to as a source of more information on the bottles, but all they have is a ad video and newsletters. How 90's. Wikipedia knows of course:

"Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA) is a biodegradable, thermoplastic, aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch (in the U.S.) or sugarcanes (rest of world). Although PLA has been known for more than a century, it has only been of commercial interest in recent years, in light of its biodegradability."

It's No. 7. How long before plastics go up to 11, hmm?

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