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Reimagine PLA plastic

PLA is Polylactic Acid or biodegradable plastic which is extracted from corn starch, potato starch, sugar cane, and more. Originally, PLA is a food-grade plastic that is commonly used in the market nowadays, but the uniqueness which makes it special and different from normal plastic types is compostable. Moreover, it can also be recycled, but after the recycling process; PLA is not food grade anymore. The material takes about 6 months to decompose. The way to decompose must depend on three proper conditions. First, It must be buried underground. Second, It must have moisture from water. Lastly, It needs heat from sunlight.

From the criteria, PLA is proper to be shot life cycle product. I finally made a showcase product which is seed pots made out of PLA mix with food wastes such as eggshells, peanut shells, shrimp shells, coffee ground, tea ground, and corncob. The pot allows used to bury the whole pot directly underground and the pot will start to decompose by itself, also, the food wastes that were mixed will give important minerals to the soil and the plants for well grow up.

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