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The Environmentally Sustainable Way To Replace Plastic Containers and Plates

Posted by David Simmons on 1 August 2017
The Environmentally Sustainable Way To Replace Plastic Containers and Plates

 

A cursory glance at a pile of sugarcane fibre might seem uninteresting, but the power of this by-product is incredible.

Sugarcane fibre, or to those in the know, bagasse, is the material left over once sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice part of the process of creating sugar.

As a by-product, bagasse is proving to be just as useful, if not more useful, than sugar itself. Sure, sugar makes your chocolate taste delicious, but sugarcane fibre is helping to save the planet!

For every tonne of sugarcane crushed to create sugar, three tonnes of bagasse is produced. That's three times the amount of product which can be used in so many interesting and eco-friendly ways.

First of all, bagasse is proving to be an incredibly functional and diverse product. Researchers have managed to work out how to turn bagasse into environmentally friendly and biodegradable containers for your food. Truly, you can have your (sugary) cake and eat it too now that bagasse is being widely implemented as an alternative to throw-away plastic takeaway plates and containers.

Sugarcane fibre is even compostable because, after all, it is the by-product of a plant. Instead of ditching plastic plates into a bin where it could be centuries until they break down and return to the earth, sugarcane fibre plates and bowls can become compost and help new, healthy plants grow.

Even cooler is the fact that bagasse can be used as a fuel. Sugar processing plants use some of the sugarcane fibre produced in the creation of sugar to fuel their heavy machinery. Truly bagasse is the gift that keeps on giving.

If you're looking for a bio-friendly alternative to Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls, our range of sugarcane fibre based plates and bowls are your best bet.

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