PLA stands for Poly Lactic Acid and is the chemical name of a plastic made from corn, an annually renewable resource.100% compostable in a commercial composting facility and Green Good Composters. At the end of life, Ingeo® PLA based products can be recycled or composted under commercial composting conditions 90% within 60 days and the balance within 90 days. These containers are for cold foods only and cannot be exposed to heat over 45 degrees celsius . Our PLA products are highly transparent when unmodified. Ingeo® PLA plastics look and act like the traditional petroleum base plastics (PS, PP and PET) but are very environmental friendly.