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What is Bagasse? How is it used to make plates and bowls?




Bagasse is the fibrous material that remains after the juices are removed from the sugarcane stalk. The fibrous portion generally becomes a waste product after the juices are separated.  This is where We come in. We upcycle or make use of the Bagasse that normally ends up in a landfill in order to make usable and sustainable goods.

We take the Bagasse and transforms the material into useful products.  large quantities of Bagasse are saved from landfills.

        To make the compostable Bagasse plates and bowls, the process starts with the repurposed Bagasse material. The material arrives at the manufacturing facility as wet pulp. The wet pulp is then converted to a dry pulpboard after being pressed in a beating tank. Bagasse can be made into tableware using either wet pulp or dry pulpboard; while wet pulp requires fewer steps in the production process than using dry pulpboard, wet pulp retains impurities in its mixture. We take the extra step to remove the impurities and convert the wet pulp to dry pulpboard in order to make higher quality products.

        After the wet pulp has been converted to a dry pulp board, the substance is mixed with an anti-oil and anti-water agent in a Pulper to make the substance sturdier. Once blended, the mixture is piped into a Preparation Tank and then the molding machines. The molding machines instantaneously press the mixture into the shape of a bowl or plate, creating up to six plates and nine bowls at a time.

 

The plates and bowls are 100% biodegradable and can completely break down in 90 days in a compost facility. We take a waste product that would end up in a landfill and creates a useful, consumer-ready product with little environmental impact. We are very proud to be one step closer to eliminating waste from landfills. Try our Bagasse plates and bowls today! For more information and to view the newest line of products, click to view