GREEN HOME plant-based Bioplastics look similar to petroleum based plastics, but are made from plants and are 100% compostable. We stock two types of plant starch products: PLA and CPLA.
PLA is used for our clear, transparent products and is heat sensitive to 40°C, making these products suitable for cold food and drinks.
CPLA is a combination of PLA and other biodegradable additives and can withstand temperatures up to 95°C. Our Coffee Cup Lids and Cutlery are made from CPLA. And our Hot Cups are lined with a thin layer to make them watertight.
All PLA & CPLA products can be composted in commercial composting facilities, while our Hot Cups can also be composted in well managed home compost piles and worm farms.
PLA (short for polylacitc acid) is made from fermented corn starch. PLA products are transparent/clear and heat sensitive to 40˚C, making them great for cold food and drinks. Our clear bioplastic products are made from PLA, for example our clear bags, deli containers, sandwich boxes and clear cold drink / smoothie cups and lids.