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How compostable plastic works (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2019 -- Due to the demands of eco-conscious consumers, manufacturers are making more and more disposable plastic products from compostable polylactic acid. However, there are a few things everyone should know before tossing these plastics in the compost bin. In this video, Reactions explains how polylactic acid becomes compost: https://youtu.be/Q02Xi7S5PTM.

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