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PLA

Polylactic acid is a completely biodegradable polymer used for packaging of foods (eggs, mineral water, fruit and vegetables, etc.), to replace plastic bags distributed in shops, and to manufacture many injection-moulded, extruded and thermoformed objects. PLA can be obtained from maize starch, which makes it the first natural alternative to polyethylene (it is referred to as a bioplastic).
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