[Fab] PLA: Recycle or Compost
snailtsunami at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 05:59:02 UTC 2013
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
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
On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 9:53 PM, Elijah Post <elijahpost at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
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> On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Snail <snailtsunami at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You can compost it! :)
>> 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.
>> On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Phil Spitler <phil at bonfirelabs.com>wrote:
>>> Should I recycle or compost my scrap PLA in SF?
>>> Any ideas?
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