October 27, 2008

What bites corn plastic?

Here is one big reason why food manufacturers and consumer product goods retailers are still hesitant about using corn-based plastics.

According to The Oregonian newspaper, it is difficult for recyclers to recycle corn-based polylactic acid (PLA) plastics because it melts at lower temperatures compared to traditional resins such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

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