Firms report progress in PLA recycling

Recycling of acidic polylactic acid (PLA) bio-plastics - a way in the right direction

The Washington-based Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative hosted a webinar on the topic on March 19. The issue has been in the spotlight more as bioplastics use increases, bringing with it concerns about bioplastics mixing with more commonly recycled plastics.

NatureWorks LLC marketing director Steve Davies identified several obstacles facing PLA recycling, including identification, sortation, volumes, end markets and avoiding contamination of existing recycled streams.

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