Less CO2

The PLA biopolymer environmental footprint associated with CO2 emissions during PLA production is very small compared to all the other synthetic fibres.

The PLA biopolymer environmental footprint associated with CO2 emissions during PLA production is very small compared to the footprints of all the other synthetic fibres.

Bio polymer Cornleaf CO2 Footprints

Notes - Ingeo: Vink E.T.H. and all. The eco-profiles for current and near-future NalureWorks® poIyIactide (PLA) production. Industrial Biotechnology, Volume3, Number1, 2007, Page58-al. - Fossil based polymers: PlasticsEurops; www.lca.plasticseurope.org - GWP100 Factors [Global Warming Potential] according to IPCC (CO2=1, CH4=23, N20=296).

Still another advantage is that PLA polymer production consumes less energy. 

Bio polymer Cornleaf CO2 Footprints