<div dir="ltr">True. However, there is a lot of finished products which are compostable but look & feel like plastic, so it might slip by even if it's unlabelled. Sorting/filtering compost may be more automatic than manual, though, so I can't say for sure where it would wind up unless I read up on the machines used...<br>
<br>I read that it takes twice as long but you CAN break down PLA in a home compost heap - 6 months vs. 3 months. Would be neat if someone can try it out & verify. You probably need a real compost heap and do more than just bury it in the backyard. :3<br>
</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 9:53 PM, Elijah Post <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:elijahpost@gmail.com" target="_blank">elijahpost@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
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<span>I wouldnt be suprised if PLA is probably prone to being seperated from compost because people on the other end dont know what it is.</span><div><br>Sent from <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/mailbox" target="_blank">Mailbox</a> for iPhone</div>
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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote"><p>On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Snail <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:snailtsunami@gmail.com" target="_blank">snailtsunami@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br></p><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

<div dir="ltr">You can compost it! :)<br><br>Recyling is not recommended, from what I've read, since PET is the more common recycled plastic and shouldn't be mixed with PLA. Recycling PLA specificially does not seem to be a thing, either - just compost it.<br>
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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Phil Spitler <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:phil@bonfirelabs.com" target="_blank">phil@bonfirelabs.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

<div style="word-wrap:break-word">Should I recycle or compost my scrap PLA in SF?<div><br></div>
<div>Any ideas?</div>
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