PLA Straw
PLA stands for polylactic acid which is made from renewable resources, such as sugarcane or corn starch. Naturally, one would assume that since PLA Straws are derived from natural ingredients that it would be better for the environment. However, this is not always the case and can often be misleading.  

The issue with PLA straws is that people think they are buying an environmentally-friendly productAlthough PLA is compostable & biodegradable, PLA straws and other PLA products become another form of plastic that will take years to breakdown in landfills and the oceanPLA straws and any other PLA products need to be composted under specific conditions or Industrial Composting Facilities