Disposing of PLA-bioplastic cups shouldn't be the trickiest of the subjects. You only need to know and understand the material they come from.
PLA-bioplastics (Polylactic Acid) is made from renewable resources like corn and tapioca. Products made from PLA bioplastic are biodegradable and commercially compostable. That means that given the right conditions, it'll decompose in non-toxic particles in 12 weeks.
When disposing of our PLA-bioplastic cups, please keep in mind that our PLA cups and packaging are unsuitable for home composting. Instead, they should be disposed of through your food waste collection scheme.
Disposing of your PLA-bioplastic cups the right way is important because it will decompose into non-toxic particles beneficial for solid (rich soil) after 12 weeks given the right conditions.
What if there is no access to commercial facilities around? Packaging Environmental's PLA-bioplastic cups and packaging can be disposed of in your general waste bin.
However, remember that compostable packaging is not the same as recyclable packaging (click here to learn more about compostable packaging) so, you CAN'T dispose of our PLA-bioplastic cups in standard recycling bins, which collect different types of waste materials such as paper, metals, standard plastics, etc. as those go to a different type of sorting facility.
Please, hit the button below to find the Live Composting Map: