Requirements of Composting Conditions:
- Right temperature (>60 degrees C)
- Right humidity (>80%)
- Right micro-organism
All GreenGood® Ingeo® PLA is made from Natureworks PLA resin by Cargill. GreenGood® PLA has passed the following standards of the compostability:
- ASTM D6400 (USA)
- DIN V 54900-1 (Germany)
- EN 13432 (EU)
- GreenPla (Japan)
Where does Ingeo® PLA plastic come from and where does it go to?
PLA stands for Poly Lactic Acid and it is the chemical name of a plastic made from corn. Ingeo® PLA is a compostable plastic. It is a highly transparent when unmodified, and stiff plastic. PLA plastics look and act like the traditional petroleum base plastics (PS, PP and PET) but it is very environmental friendly.
Compostable - solid materials that decay into a nutrient-rich, natural material under controlled conditions in a commercial composting facility utilizing controlled micro-organisms, humidity and temperature.
The Composted Sequence: Life Cycle Figure