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[NatureWorks] is the leading manufacturer of 100% sustainable packaging. The company uses a technology that turns corn starch into a clear plastic called polylactide (PLA). Natureworks PLA can be shaped...

[NatureWorks] is the leading manufacturer of 100% sustainable packaging. The company uses a technology that turns corn starch into a clear plastic called polylactide (PLA). Natureworks PLA can be shaped into bottles, (par example BIOTA), containers, trays, film and other packaging. It not only is uber-environmentally friendly compared to the widely used petroleum-based plastic containers (PET), but also cost-effective. PLA packages are compostable when they disintegrate under high heat after 75 days, while it could take 1,000 years for a PET bottle to break down, per the Biodegradable Products Institute, New York.

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