The Magic of Bagasse

No more plastic knives and forks, and no more paper plates. The future of disposable food packaging is here and it is made of sugar cane fibre!

Bagasse is a by-product of the sugar cane industry. This is the fibre left over after sugar cane has been pressed. It is a waste material, so by using Bagasse, food packaging manufacturers are using something that would be thrown away anyway and now is being given a useful purpose before it ends up on the compost heap.

What Are the Benefits of Bagasse?

  • It is sustainable and renewable – sugar cane takes just one year to regrow.
  • It is a waste material (so a \’new\’ material does not have to be manufactured) and has minimal environmental impact.
  • It is strong (good for holding food).
  • It holds its shape well (also good for holding food!).
  • It can be used as paper – saving the trees, too.
  • Bagasse is certified GM Free.
  • Packaging made from Bagasse is non-toxic, even when heated up.
  • It is compostable. It can be used in a home or commercial compost heap. It will compost and feed the soil. Bagasse breaks down faster than any other biodegradable packaging.

What Type of Products Can Be Made of Bagasse?

  • Takeaway food containers – perfect for restaurants, food trucks, and festivals.
  • Disposable cups – perfect for a café!
  • Disposable plates, bowls and ice cream cups – perfect for picnics, parties, and large gatherings of people in general.

Features of Bagasse Products

  • Similar in price to paper and foil products (so eco-friendly doesn’t have to be more expensive!).
  • Microwave safe (great for leftovers at home or the office).
  • Freezer friendly (won’t get soggy like paper).
  • Oil proof.
  • Water resistant (won’t leak, unlike it happens with thin paper-based containers).
  • Heat resistant up to 100 degrees.
  • Breathable (your food won’t sweat like with plastic).
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