Breakthrough - New Sugar-Based Plastic Could Be Composted At Home

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Compostable plastic. For those familiar with plant-based plastics such as PLA, made from corn, you're probably rolling your eyes. Usually the terms "compostable" or "biodegradable" are stretched to the breaking point when it comes to these plastics. While manufacturers say PLA is biodegradeable, it's not like you can toss it in your compost pile and expect it to decompose in any sort of reasonable time ...Read the full story on TreeHugger