Everything You Need to Know About Bagasse
While there’s probably no getting around single-use packaging any time soon, the materials used to manufacture these items can make all the difference in the world.
Styrofoam and plastic remain the cheapest and most readily available packaging materials, but there are biodegradable options available that won’t harm the environment and offer pre- as well as post-life benefits.
One of the best and most eco-friendly options is Bagasse. Bagasse is the waste from sugar cane plants left over after the sugar has been extracted. Originally used as a biofuel, the value of this material for the packaging industry has since been well explored. Bagasse is used to make a variety of food packaging items which include but is not limited to takeaway containers, plates and bowls. Bagasse also serves as a substitute for wood in some countries to produce pulp, paper and board. Not bad for a ‘waste’ product!
Not only are Bagasse packaging items better for the environment because they are biodegradable and compostable, they are aesthetically pleasing too!