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[GreenYes] Re: PLA-Compostability



Is this the person? http://www.msu.edu/user/narayan/

--- Anne Peters <annep@no.address> wrote:

> A researcher at Michigan State University did composting of PLA
> plastics
> last year of real products in real compost piles. They placed PLA
> trays
> and bottles tested in compost @ 140ºF ± 10ºF for 30 days and achieved
>
> complete reduction. I'm on the road & don't have the citation - it's
> in
> my paper files. If you can't find it by searching the MSU website (an
>
> asst. prof there I believe; he might have done a lit review as part
> of
> his research, too) email me after 3/1 and I'll dig the citation out.
> Anne Peters
> Gracestone, Inc.
> Boulder, CO
> 303.494.4934 vox
> 303.494.4880 fax
>
>
> Scott Smithline wrote:
>
> > Can anyone comment on the breakdown products, time-scle, etc of
> > 'bioplastics' and other 'degradable' plastics?
> >
> >
> >
> > I am not aware of any in-depth review of
> > breakdown/compostability/degradability of PLA and other products.
> The
> > CIWMB has conducted the following preliminary study under contract
> > with Joe Green at CSU Chico looking at PLA, corn based and sugar
> cane
> > based products.
> >
> >
>
http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/plastic/events/interested/2006/greenejan06.pdf
> >
> >
> >
> > Scott Smithline
> >
> > Policy Analyst
> >
> > Californians Against Waste
> >
> > 916-443-5422
> >
> > 916-443-3912 (fax)
> >
> > www.cawrecycles.org <http://www.cawrecycles.org>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>


Jonathan Betz-Zall

Seattle, Washington, USA
jbetzzall@no.address
"Try kindness first."

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