“Green” Products Sit in Landfills for Hundreds of Years: The Truth About PLA Products

“Green” products often leave consumers feeling better about their waste impact on the environment. However, what consumers do not realize is that this “green” product will sit in a landfill, unable to decompose right alongside those dreaded single-use plastics.

A10’s Bridgid Chandler writes a thoughtful white paper outlining how most PLA products are not being disposed of correctly, resulting in overflowing landfills and an excess of methane gas. In this paper, she explains the benefits of using PET products and recycling or using other materials such as agave or Bagasse to produce straws, cutlery and other similar products.

Read more in our recent white paper. Click here to download