What happens if they do go in the recycling bin?

At present plastic recyclers haven’t starting using the technology to  differentiate between PLA and PET plastic there aren’t the current volumes of compostables to justify investing in it). 

There are concerns that bioplastics will reduce the quality of oil-based plastic recycling as the polymers and materials are different. Although it has been suggested by some studies that the volumes of compostable materials getting into the recycling waste stream are still low.

German and Italy studies suggests that recycled content would not be affected with up to 3% PLA in Polypropylene (PP), and 1-2% in recycled PET.

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