Fast Facts: Bagasse Fiber

Fast Facts: Bagasse Fiber
What is Sugarcane Bagasse?
Sugarcane Bagasse is the dry pulpy fibrous residue that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice.
How bagasse products are manufactured?
Rather than throwing away or burning sugarcane stalks, the pulp is made into a paper-like substance called Bagasse. Bagasse can be molded into different shapes and products that are perfect for food service packaging.
Why use bagasse products?
  • Sugarcane Bagasse is a tree-free renewable resource. Restaurants can use bagasse eco-friendly food service products to replace traditional paper, plastics, and Styrofoam products. Bagasse requires less energy to manufacture than plastics products, thereby making it also more energy efficient to produce.
  • By adopting the use of bagasse products, restaurants can help to reduce pollution and energy consumption. Bagasse food containers are a safer and more environmentally responsible alternative for the food service industry.
How long do bagasse products take to biodegrade?
Given the right conditions, Bagasse products normally biodegrade within 90 days; plastics will take up to 400 years to degrade and Styrofoam never degrades!
What are the benefits of bagasse food service products?
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable (To recycle, rinse out food remnants and put them in the recycling bin) NOTE: Please check with your local authority what is the best way to dispose of this packaging
  • Use it with hot and cold foods
  • Microwave and refrigerator safe
  • Sturdy and strong; can take hot food up to 200 degrees F
  • Environmentally better alternative to traditional plastic, paper, and Styrofoam products

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