Increased global plastic consumption is a problem that we want to solve with our innovative PLA corn starch pods. PLA is short for "polylactic acid" based plastics and can generally be produced from (purified) residues. This process is constantly being developed with the aim of creating an ecologically useful alternative to plastic without competing with food production for resources.
Biodegradable plastic may call itself compostable if it breaks down into 90% of its smallest particles within 90 days. In practice, organic waste is only stored for six to ten weeks in composting plants, but the biodegradable plastics need at least 12 weeks to decompose.
This means for you: If you have your own compost in your garden, you can dispose of the pods there. If, like most people, you have the choice between a bio-waste bin and a residual waste bin, you should dispose the pods in the residual waste for the above-mentioned reason.
Our efforts nevertheless pay off: In terms of energy recovery (waste incineration), the PLA corn starch pods are much more climate-friendly than conventional plastic, among other things because only as much CO2 is released as the vegetable source material had stored - and that is considerably less than with petroleum-based materials.