Reducing the use of plastic in packaging and production purposes is an important global issue. Plastic does not belong in nature and it should not be in the process of cultivation say Jiffy who’s aim for lowering the use of plastics for their growing media, has switched from PE and PP plastics to PLA netting for all Grow Blocks and Pellets.
The PLA net is a light weight fine-fibre web, comprised of polylactic acid (PLA). This material is designed for horticultural processes. The PLA net is made from material based of corn starch. This is a renewable and sustainable source of raw ingredients. The PLA net is biodegradable and compostable under controlled conditions.