PLA is a bioplastic made of renewable material. The letters PLA stand for Poly Lactic Acid, which is an acid that can be found in cornstarch. The material is used for many different purposes such as our compostable cups for cold drinks. When used to make cups or straws, the material is not heat-resistant. It can also be used as a lining for coffee cups or for the production of stirrers and spoons. In this case the material is crystalised so it can withstand temperatures up to 90 degrees. For detailed information about this material, please contact our customer service.