STEP ONE PACKAGING IS MADE FROM 100% COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS. THE STEP ONE BAG IS COMPOSED OF PLA (POLYLACTIC ACID), CORN STARCH AND PBAT (POLYBUTYRATE ADIPATE TEREPHTHALATE).
MADE FROM CORN STARCH
PLA IS A BIO-BASED PLASTIC DERIVED FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES, IN THIS AND MOST OTHER CASES CORN STARCH. THEREFORE PLA IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS CORN STARCH PLASTIC.
There are several advantages of PLA:
PLA is made from corn starch, which is a renewable resource.PLA doesn't contain toxins.Producing PLA makes less greenhouse gas emissions, compared to standard plastics.The Step One bag is certified compostable according to AS4736.Less energy is needed in order to produce PLA, compared to producing standard plastics.
While our Step One bag is certified biodegradable and compostable according to AS4736, it is not made 100% from renewable materials.