Substitute plastic with new materials: PLA
The eco-sustainability question is one of the most important at the center of the political, economic and social debate of recent decades. Consumers have finally gained the awareness that plastic, if not properly recycled, is an enemy material of the Earth and therefore it is necessary to limit its use.
One of the best ways to respond to this type of problem is to look for innovative materials that are sustainable and biodegradable and not derived from petroleum.
With these premises, biodegradable bioplastics made from vegetable and renewable raw materials have been identified as one of the best alternatives to plastic in terms of performance. Among the advantages of their use there is also the decomposition time in composting which is very short compared to the years required for the plastic to degrade.
The study of new materials is making great strides in terms of product quality and environmental sustainability: among these there is PLA, otherwise known as Polylactic acid or polylactide.
PLA IN FOOD PACKAGING
Effegidi, working in a sector that necessarily makes use of certain materials intended mainly for food packaging, has sought the right way to adapt the product offer to the ever-increasing demands that people and institutions have developed towards the issue of sustainability.
Today our attention is focused on PLA (Polylactic Acid).
It is a material that in recent years has become the protagonist of the search for innovative materials that can be used for food packaging: it derives from the processing and transformation of the sugars of corn, beet, sugar cane and other natural and renewable substances, avoiding so in full the use of oil.
This bioplastic, in fact, is biodegradable and compostable, therefore it rapidly degrades in the soil once the necessary temperature and humidity conditions are reached.
In the field of food packaging, PLA represents for us the most similar alternative to plastic in terms of performance and characteristics, and is ideal for obtaining completely biodegradable containers and sealing films.
Find out more about our commitment in the green field on the page SUSTAINABILITY.