Polylactic acid or (PLA), is a so-called "bio-plastic" derived from fermented cornstarch. It is quickly becoming an alternative to the traditional petroleum-based plastics. But with its super slow biodegradability, inability to mix with other plastics in recycling, and high use of genetically modified corn, is this really the best solution? I think not..
Companies selling products made entirely out of or coated in PLA love to advertise their products as "100% compostabl