- PLA is an organic biopolymer and thermoplastic made from 100% recyclable, corn starch or sugar cane. It is made from sugar extracted from bio-based materials. Therefore, it is not harmful to human health. It is nature and environment friendly. No treatment is applied to the surface to preserve its naturalness. For this reason, there may be small, superficial roughnesses. It is not from other mass-produced petrochemical products.