Out of all the efforts in trying to resolve the problem on plastic pollution, environmentalists eventually landed into the invention of biodegradable plastics which make use of fermented corn, wheat and starch. They landed into making plastics with poly-lactic acid products or what is now being called PLA biodegradable plastics.
These types of plastics are made out of starch which is a natural organic raw material that is capable of decaying. They have the same appearance as that of the conventional plastics that are being used today. Although some people have already started using these types of plastics, it performance is still being tested and compared to the conventional plastic. Its price also makes a big difference from the prices of the conventional ones primarily because they make use of raw materials from plants which are quite limited.
PLA biodegradable plastics come in many different forms that we may all find useful. They come in forms of plastic bags which are now available in some eco-friendly grocery stores and convenient shops, they come in forms of biodegradable plastic cups which are being used in eco-friendly restaurants, they also come in forms of biodegradable plastic water bottles which are being used by travelers who cannot go out without any drinking water at hand and also by beverage manufacturers who have finally taken their part in the responsibility of taking care of the environment.
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