Earth Friendly Plastic
Today’s Eco-Friends ♥
From Corn To Plastic:
Corn-based PLA is being used to replace oil-based ingredients in a wide variety of plastic and textile products. This helps solve the world’s growing waste-disposal problems, because PLA is renewable and biodegradable.
Current uses for PLA-based plastic
- Plastic bottles
- Film wrap for tapes and CDs
- Fresh food packaging
- Cups and serving utensils
NatureWorks® polymer is derived from 100% annually renewable resources such as corn and is the world’s first polymer showing a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The company applies its unique technology to the processing of natural plant sugars to create a proprietary polylactide polymer, which is marketed under the NatureWorks® PLA and Ingeo® Fibers brand names.
NatureWorks plastic bottles will turn into water, microorganisms, and carbon dioxide in approximately 100 days when composted in industrial compost facilities where heat and humidity are controlled. If landfilled, they contain no harmful toxins that can leach into the soil.
NatureWorks purchases renewable energy certificates (wind power) to help offset CO2 emissions at their manufacturing facilities.
Products and companies using NatureWorks® polymer *This is only a partial listing, for a complete list please visit NatureWorks® Polymer partners
Learn more about a new generation of polymers at NatureWorks®