Raw Material and Production
The raw material for our eco-friendly sugarcane plates is bagasse. Bagasse is a by-product from sugarcane production and is harvested and manufactured in Asia. After the sugar-rich juice is extracted from the sugarcanes, the leftover canes are collected and turned into pulp. With the addition of water, the pulp is turned into paste. This paste can then be pressed into any desired form, creating plates, bowls, lids and even menu boxes.
Due to the high cellulose and fibre content of bagasse, the disposable plates, menu boxes and bowls of sugarcane are very stable and even suitable for the oven (up to 200°C) and the microwave (750W). Besides the heat resistance, the sugarcane disposables are also grease and moisture resistant, making them suitable for any hot or cold dish. Because our disposable sugarcane range is made from a natural renewable resource, it is 100% compostable and certified under EN-13432.
End of life
The products, if dry and clean, can be recycled with paper. If ‘contaminated’ with food, the product, and food waste can be composted together. Depending on the composting conditions, bagasse products biodegrade within a couple of weeks up to 2 months. A lot of sugarcane products are even certified according to OK Compost HOME, meaning that they will decompose quickly even in a compost heap in your garden.
Sugarcane menu boxes