Composting PLA Plastic At Home
While most agree that PLA plastic is indeed compostable (certified), many say that it can only composted in large scale municipal schemes. As we don’t have many large scale municipal schemes this they say is a pointless advantage.I say the days of large scale municipal schemes is fast approaching as governments aim to divert biodegradable rubbish from landfill sites.
AND I have been composting my PLA plastic for years in my Green Johanna compost bin.
It does take longer than other products and sometimes I have found shreds of it in my compost but I dig it into the soil where it quickly disappears.
We have used and composted the following PLA plastic products.
PLA Compostable Plastic Bags
These disposable, water-resistant bags are great for
fish and meat
Frozen foodstuffs and freezer bags.
Waterproof plastic pots with lids are great for all manner of deli delights including
Deli counter lovelies
They can also be used to storefood in the freezer.
Disposable Cutlery for our big party
We haven’t used these but sourced them FYI
Remember, not all bio- plastics can be composted and some are not as green as they sound
Find out more about composting here