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How much do you know about PLA straws?

(Last Updated On: November 23, 2021)

The PLA degradable straw is made of a new type of bio-based and renewable biodegradable material. This material is called PLA, also known as polylactic acid. It is made from starch raw materials proposed by renewable plant resources (such as corn, cassava, etc.) and is degradable. The ordinary plastic straws are not degradable.

PLA polylactic acid straws use starch as the main raw material. Since starch is a biodegradable natural polymer, it can be decomposed into water and carbon dioxide in 45 days under composting conditions after being discarded. It does not pollute the environment; while ordinary plastic straws are discarded after use. It will not automatically degrade and will pollute the environment to a certain extent.

The appearance and performance of PLA degradable straws are close to traditional straws made of polypropylene. The product has good gloss and transparency, and has the advantages of safety, hygiene, environmental protection, and biodegradability. The shelf life can be up to 12 months.

Because corn and starch are a kind of biodegradable natural polymer, they are decomposed into glucose under the action of microorganisms, and then decomposed into water and carbon dioxide. After using the pla straw, it can be buried in the soil or under other composting conditions for 45 days to be decomposed into water and carbon dioxide.

The generated carbon dioxide directly enters the soil organic matter or is absorbed by plants, and will not be discharged into the air, and will not cause the greenhouse effect. It effectively avoids the white pollution problem caused by plastic products, and truly originates from nature and belongs to nature.

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