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Revisiting eco-materials

So many different plant-based products are floating around the market. But how do you know what you’re actually using, and why you should use one over the other? Here we provide brief profiles for several common materials, so you can understand what you’re buying. Sugarcane bagasse/pulp Sugarcane bagasse is the dry fibrous residue left over once sugarcane stalks are crushed and the juice extracted for sugar manufacturing. Because the fibres are already crushed, we need less energy to make products ...
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What is bagasse?

Bagasse, or sugarcane pulp, is a waste product of sugarcane harvesting. The fibrous material is left behind after the juice of the sugarcane plant has been crushed out, and is usually disposed of. However, today we can use it as a renewable resource for producing paper products and as a fuel for factories. How is bagasse produced? Although bagasse has multiple purposes, a specific method produces its compostable packaging products. After sugarcane harvesting, the leftover bagasse is kept wet and ...
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Common questions answered!

Are BioPak products reusable? Our reusable BYO cups are; however, nothing else that we sell is designed to be reused. What is compostable packaging? When you dispose of compostable packaging in composting bins, the nutrients in the packaging and all the resources required to make that packaging do not go to waste. Instead, they are returned to the ground to fertilise new plants. Read more about compostable packaging here. All of our products can be composted. What is bioplastic? Bioplastic ...
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Why we love bagasse

What is bagasse? Well, bagasse, often known as sugarcane pulp, is a plant-based material gaining popularity as an alternative to plastic. By moving away from traditional plastic packaging and towards compostable alternatives that contribute to a circular economy, we can work together to transition out of the disposable world we live in. Producing packaging from plants means that those same packaging items can be returned to the earth as soil at the end of their life and provide nutrients to ...
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